Extreme weather - status report at 8.00 a.m.

Following the triggering of the 'Extreme Weather' Emergency Response Plan, the consultation cell, chaired by the Minister of Home Affairs, held a third meeting at 7 a.m. to take stock of the situation.

The meeting was attended by: 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.

There had only been a moderate change in the number of interventions by CGDIS teams since the last time stock had been taken of the situation. By 7 a.m. there had been a total of 117 interventions.

The highways authority has had to intervene 179 times.

The authorities will keep the media informed of updated lists of traffic disturbances.

As far as the weather forecast is concerned, it is expected that the red alert level for extreme weather will be lifted at 9 a.m. today. An orange alert will remain in force for the rest of the day. 

The authorities are continuing to keep a close eye on the evolution of the situation.

Minister Taina Bofferding expressed the Government's acknowledgement of the excellent cooperation among the various State bodies, and thanked workers and volunteers for their availability and their commitment over the past few hours.

(Issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, the High Commission for National Protection, and the Crisis Communication Service) 

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