Wednesday, 22 October 2014
The fire department has been called out to an extra hundred incidents caused by the bad weather that the Brussels area has been having since Tuesday lunchtime. Around 4,000 calls were made to the 100 emergency number up from the usual 2,800 it receives. Pierre Meys, spokesperson for the Brussels fire department, said on Wednesday that nobody had been injured.
The bad weather has caused havoc in all of Brussels’ 19 communes. The fire service was mainly called out to deal with objects littering the roads – trees, tarpaulins, roof tiles, signs and even some lumps of concrete. They also had to inspect some bridges that had had masonry work ripped off by the weather.
In light of the dangerous weather, all Brussels’ parks and cemeteries were closed to the public on Tuesday around noon. They are expected to re-open again on Wednesday.