Floods: Due to the floods in Belgium, the situation there is very bad. The crisis center has issued a warning to about 1.5 crore people regarding bad weather. Many cars have been washed away in the flood waters here and dozens of people died.
Heavy floods in Belgium (Belgium Floods News)
Belgium Floods Latest News: Floods caused by heavy rains in Belgium once again wreaked havoc in many areas on Saturday and many cars were washed away in the strong current. The floods particularly affected the Walloon Brabant and Namur provinces of the city of Brussels (Belgium Floods Areas). In these provinces already ravaged by floods, 36 people have died and seven people are missing. Belgium’s ‘crisis centre’ has warned its population of 1.15 million of inclement weather for several days.
Heavy rains have caused a lot of damage during the day. Deputy Mayor Robert Closet said firefighters were deployed to deal with the floods (Belgium Floods Affected Areas). He said, ‘I have lived here all my life and I have never seen anything like this before.’ Local authorities monitoring the situation in the province of Lige, which was hit hard by last week’s floods, said rivers were not likely to overflow over the weekend and said there was no need to evacuate areas just yet.
More than 210 people died
The death toll in last week’s floods in Belgium and neighboring countries has crossed 210 this week and the damage is estimated at billions of rupees. Just two days ago, Germany’s national railway operator said it estimated that its network had suffered 1.3 billion euros (US$1.5 billion) in damage from last week’s severe floods. Officials are still assessing the damage caused by the severe floods in West Germany and East Belgium. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said this week that the floods had caused extensive damage to property, which would take a long time to recover.
⛈ New dramatic (but localized) floods affected Dinant in Belgium (province of Namur) this evening when a torrential storm passed! (© Scotty Noel) pic.twitter.com/rJBOcnGNwx
– Weather Express (@MeteoExpress) July 24, 2021
Flood wreaking havoc in China
Flood havoc is also being seen in China at this time. The central part of the country has received the heaviest rain in the last 1000 years. The death toll in the floods has risen to 51 and the damage has been estimated at $10 billion (Floods in China). The provincial emergency management department said about 3 million people were affected in Henan province due to the heaviest rain in nearly 1,000 years, and a total of 376,000 local residents were evacuated.
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