Extreme weather conditions - situation on monday, 19th July 2021 at 11.45 am

The government’s “extreme weather” crisis cell met again on Monday 19 July 2021, chaired by the Minister of Home Affairs, Taina Bofferding, to take stock of the situation in the municipalities hit by the bad weather and flooding in recent days.

The crisis cell continued its efforts to coordinate the various actors on the different sites affected.

The situation is easing, although clearing and cleaning work will continue over the coming days and weeks.

At the level of the CGDIS, the operations management centre succeeded in completing its work.

The situation is being closely monitored by the local Fire and Rescue Centres, which are coordinating their interventions with the local authorities.

The CGDIS continues to support the German authorities in providing cross-border assistance.

As regards the state of the roads, it should be noted that several sections currently remain closed to traffic. Roads and cycle paths which are closed to traffic should not be accessed under any circumstances.

At present, there are approximately 250 households across the country that still need to have their power restored. In all these cases, an electrician is required to reset the fuse box. CREOS teams are on site to restore power as soon as possible.

The full extent of the damage will be established by the local and national authorities in the coming days.

The Minister of Home Affairs, Taina Bofferding, thanked all those involved in the emergency, both professionals and volunteers. She thanked in particular all those private individuals who came to the aid of their fellow citizens, showing great solidarity and civic-mindedness.

The Crisis Cell has completed its work and will meet again if necessary. The various entities remain active on the ground and work will continue. The population is requested to respect all instructions and orders of the authorities.

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

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