Brussels fire brigade intervened 23 times due to heavy rainfall on Tuesday
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    Brussels fire brigade intervened 23 times due to heavy rainfall on Tuesday

    The Brussels fire brigade freed a biker who became trapped beneath a vehicle after a crash (not pictured). Credit: Stormcell

    The Brussels fire brigade has responded to 23 calls due to the heavy rainfall and gusts of wind.

    The Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium announced a ‘code yellow’ for the whole country, meaning 10 to 30 l/m² of rain could fall every hour, with heavy gusts of wind or hailstones from 1 to 2 cm.

    The Brussels fire brigade had to intervene for 16 flooded streets in the city, including the Stéphanie tunnel. Five objects that came loose due to the heavy wind posed a danger to passers-by.

    The fire brigade also had to empty two flooded cellars of private homes, according to Walter Derieuw, the spokesperson of the Brussels fire department.

    Maïthé Chini
    The Brussels Times