Rain

The emergency response plan (PIU) in the event of extreme weather conditions defines the actions the government should take in the event of six weather conditions.

The population should adopt the following conduct in the event of a storm.

Orange vigilance - heavy rain warning

rain between 20 and 35 l/m2 in 3 hours, between 30 and 45 l/min 6 hours or between 45 and 60 l/min 24 hours

  • keep up to date with the situation on the roads before travelling;
  • follow any diversions in place;
  • be careful of aquaplaning;
  • never go down a road that is under water;
  • in zones that are liable to flooding, secure any belongings that may be damaged and keep an eye on the water levels;
  • ensure that surface water drains are not blocked;
  • find out all the information on the flooding at www.inondations.lu.

Red vigilance - torrential rain warning

rain above 35 l/min 3 hours, above 45 l/min 6 hours or above 60 l/min 24 hours

  • if possible, remain at home;
  • avoid unnecessary travel in the areas affected;
  • if you need to travel, be especially careful;
  • follow any diversions in place;
  • never go down a road that is under water;
  • tell someone that you are going out and your destination;
  • in flood zones, and even in areas that are rarely flooded, take all the necessary precautions to safeguard your possessions in case the water level rises;
  • find out all the information on the flooding at www.inondations.lu;
  • prepare emergency lighting and keep a supply of drinking water;
  • facilitate the work of the emergency services carrying out any evacuation and follow their advice;
  • do not take any journeys by boat unless you have taken sufficient safety measures.

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