Rains wreak havoc in Limburg

Rains wreak havoc in Limburg

This weekend’s torrential rains caused significant damage in parts of Limburg Province, with local authorities busy conducting on-the-spot assessments on Sunday afternoon, Belga News Agency reports.

In Herk-De-Stad, Mayor Bert Moyaers visited affected areas to have an idea of the damage, while Hoeselt and Riemst communes also appeared not to have been spared by the downpours.

Local relief services were hard at work in Montenaken (Gingelom), where sandbags had to be distributed to residents.

In Houthalen-Helchteren, Limburg, the Extrema Outdoor Festival threatened to be a muddy affair. Mayor Alain Yzermans urged festival goers not to go to the site before 7 PM.

The rains also disrupted traffic at the interchange between Highways E313 and E314 at Lummen, in Limburg, Belga reported.

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