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Violent storms cause flooding in Wiltz
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Violent storms cause flooding in Wiltz

14.03.2012 From our online archive
It was just after 4pm when the weather turned in Wiltz and the storm hit the town in a torrential downpour lasting 40 minutes. The result was flooding in basements due to overworked drains, expanding to several streets.

(ADW) Despite the Grand Duchy being a very small country, weather conditions can vary drastically from the north to the south. This was clearly demonstrated yesterday when Wiltz was hit by a violent storm accompanied by heavy rain, thunder and lightning, while in the south of the country - nothing!

It was just after 4pm when the weather turned in Wiltz and the storm hit the town in a torrential downpour lasting 40 minutes. The result was flooding in basements due to overworked drains, expanding to several streets. The town’s main car park on "Place des Martyrs" and adjoining street, rue de la Fontaine, were completely flooded. The road authorities were quick to tackle the problem.

Adding to street flooding, firefighters responded to a dozen emergency calls due to flooding in residents’ basements facing the task of pumping out rising water.

Houses affected were mainly located on the Grand-Rue, rue du Pont, route de Noertrange and rue Aneschbach.