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 - rain

rain between 31 and 45 l/m2 in 6 hours, between 41 and 60 l/min 12 hours or between 51 and 80 l/min 24 hours

  • follow the weather forecast on www.meteolux.lu;
  • consult the danger maps for heavy rain on maps.geoportail.lu, in order to evaluate if your location may be affected; 
  • keep up to date with the situation on the roads before travelling;
  • charge your phone and power bank in case of a power break down;
  • follow any diversions in place;
  • be careful of aquaplaning;
  • avoid river banks and flooded roads and comply with road closures.

In zones that are liable to flooding

  • start in the lowest rooms, then go up: secure any belongings that may be damaged and keep an eye on the water levels;
  • ensure that surface water drains are not blocked. Check the non-return valve;
  • remove any substances that might be harmful to the environment from areas likely to be under water;
  • turn off the electricity supply to all the rooms in the house that might get flooded;
  • turn off your heating, and turn off the gas or heating oil supply. Make sure that your heating oil tank is properly secure;
  • before traveling, check for difficult road traffic conditions;
  • follow any diversions in place.

Red vigilance - rain

rain above 45 l/min 6 hours, above 60 l/min 12 hours or above 80 l/min 24 hours

  • Make sure that the orange vigilance level recommendations are followed;
  • if possible, remain at home;
  • avoid unnecessary travel in the areas affected;
  • if you need to travel, be especially careful. Tell someone you are going out, and where you are going;
  • follow any diversions in place;
  • avoid river banks and flooded roads and comply with road closures
  • never go down a road that is under water;
  • if the electricity is cut off, use battery-operated devices such as your mobile phone, a battery-operated radio or the car radio;
  • 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;
  • prepare emergency lighting and keep a supply of drinking water;
  • stay calm and composed. Saving human lives takes priority over protecting material goods;
  • 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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