Heavy storms strike Belgium

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The storms on Monday disrupted traffic and left people with flooded cellars and garages.

3 June 2008

BELGIUM – Lightening and heavy storms which swept across Belgium on Monday evening disrupted traffic and left many places flooded.

The first thunder storms hit at around 5:00 pm in the provinces of East and West Flanders.

In Ghent, lightening struck a signal box and disrupted train traffic.

The storms moved across Brussels and through Flemish Brabant, and the provinces of Antwerp and Limburg.

Wallonia was also hit hard by the storms.

Train, bus and car traffic was seriously disrupted. Fire departments around the country received myriads of calls from people with flooded cellars and garages. Some rivers burst their banks and flooding is still a problem in many places.

In the meantime, the storm has taken a course away from Belgium.

Tuesday's weather forecast  says there will be some scattered showers in places during the afternoon, and possibly into the evening as well.

[flandersnews.be / Expatica]

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