Following activation of the 'Extreme Weather' Emergency Response Plan at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, 9 February 2020, a coordination cell held a meeting, chaired by Minister of the Interior Taina Bofferding, to analyse the situation and prepare and coordinate action to be taken in the coming hours.
Participants: Ministry of Home Affairs, CGDIS, High Commission for National Protection, the water management authority, the highways authority, the army, MeteoLux, Ministry of Education, Children and Youth, the national police force, and the crisis communication service.
In view of the weather forecast with a red alert being issued on Sunday night (between 1 and 9 a.m. on Monday morning) the possible consequences and advice on conduct are as follows:
- Much significant damage to housing, parks and planted areas;
- Forests heavily affected (significant damage to trees / uprooted trees);
- Road traffic disrupted throughout the Grand Duchy;
- Air and rail traffic seriously affected.
Advice on conduct:
- Stay at home if possible;
- Avoid outdoor activities;
- If you must travel, limit yourself to what is strictly necessary and try to avoid wooded areas;
- Tell someone that you are going out and your destination;
- Tidy away or fix down any objects liable to be blown around or damaged, e.g. garden furniture, parasols, etc.);
- On no account go onto a roof;
- Phone 112 only concerning objects obstructing public roads (trees, branches, roofing debris).
The authorities are continuing to keep a close eye on the evolution of the situation. The consultation cell will meet during the night.
(Issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, the High Commission for National Protection, and the Crisis Communication Service)