At least 7 dead and the Meuse terrified Liège, “He who can leave the city as quickly as possible, and he who has to stay must go up to the upper floors”


temporary mayor of LiegeIn view of the danger of flooding and flooding in the Meuse, he advised those who could, those working in Liège and tourists to leave the city and, if this was not possible, to go up to the upper floors: the newspaper Le Soir. The invitation was addressed to Mayor Kristin Devrine, who was contacted by the newspaper.Who can leave Liege to leaveAccording to governorate estimates.The water level should rise by one and a half meters“.”People working in Liege or sightseeing can leave the city, and the sidewalks will undoubtedly be closed“.
The situation is critical throughout the province: At least 7 people died. Dozens of homes collapsed in the town of Pepinster. The entire province of Liege is on flood alert, with the “red” code (plus most of the provinces of Luxembourg, Namur, Brabant and Walloon). Authorities in Liege reported that due to heavy rains hitting the south of the country and the rising water level of the dam on the island of Monsin, the Meuse River may now overflow.
The Provisional Governor of the Province of Liege, Catherine Delcourt and the Mayor of Liège, Willy Demiere, advise residents and merchants of the districts on the banks of the Meuse (Coronmeuse, Saint-Leonard or City Centre) to take precautionary measures.

Belgium’s Interior Minister Annelies Verlinden says she has activated the EU’s Civil Protection Mechanism to deal with damage caused by bad weather: this allows appealing to other countries for specific support needs (in terms of equipment, staff, etc.) and mobilization. “European Civil Protection Support Team, through which Belgium can use additional equipment and rescue workers“.”Even the next hours and days will likely be marked by bad weatherقسThe government pointed out that the priority is to secure the population. Minister”He is closely monitoring the situation and is in close contact with the emergency services“.
In the wake of this announcement, France announced the dispatch of aid: Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin and French Civil Security explained on Twitter that they had sent 40 rescuers as well as a helicopter to the province of Liege.

Belgium was plagued by days of torrential rain that caused numerous floods in urban centers near rivers.

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