Showers hit the provinces of Namur and Walloon Brabant on Saturday evening, again causing flooding. The regions of Dinant, Dosoulx, Vepion, Jambes, Yvoire, Neufchateau, Andenne, Valhain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Saint-Nicolas were particularly affected.
Heavy rains have caused significant damage in Dinant, on the Philipeville highway and in the station area, says Alderman Robert Closs. “There are 50 cm of water and 5 cars interfering with crossing the street,” he continues. Other cars were washed away as well. “25 cars were washed away, the asphalt on Route de Philippeville came off and hit the railroad tracks. The Atius-Meuse line suffered. "" I have lived in Dinant for 57 years and am a coastal resident of the Meuse River, I have never seen such a thing, "adds former Dinant mayor and current provincial MP Richard Fourneau.
In the province of Liege, worst hit by the bad weather last week, all services, civil protection, firefighters, army, reception centers and evacuation buses have been alerted and ready to respond, the report said.
Governor Herve Jamar: "The evacuation is not excluded, but I do not think that it will have to be carried out on a significant scale," he added.
In the most affected municipalities, there is no sewage system or drainage systems, banks and protective walls are damaged, and bridges are unusable. Currently, we are talking mainly about thunderstorms and local floods, specifies the national crisis center. “We are looking especially closely towards the Vezdre River, where the drainage system has been severely affected by the recent floods,” his spokesman explains.