After thunderstorms devastated Central Europe in the past few weeks and the dead in Germany and Belgium are still being mourned, large parts of Europe are still red alert. In England there were again floods at the weekend. Cars were washed away. Houses sank in the mud. Streets became streams.
Hundreds of people in need called the fire department. Subway stations were closed because the water flowed into the shafts. Two hospitals had to temporarily shut down because of the masses of water.
In Belgium, too, it was pouring out of buckets again. As reported by the Belga news agency, vehicles carried away by the floods blocked a level crossing in Dinant. In the city of Namur in the province of the same name, houses have been evacuated due to the weather.
Southern Europe is fighting with forest fires
Sardinia, parts of northeastern Spain and southern France are affected by severe fires. There you long for rain. Because the hell of fire threatens nature parks, agriculture and villages.
The Scirocco wind drives the flames over the area of Oristano in the west of the Italian holiday island of Sardinia for over 60 hours. It was not until the afternoon that the fire brigade got the fire under control with the help of fire-fighting planes.
“An unprecedented disaster”
1500 people had to leave their homes. Countless stoves burned. Groves of thousand-year-old olive trees were razed to the ground. The forests and farms on Montiferru and the Planargia plateau are particularly hard hit. Rainews reports that tourists have fled the coastal town of Porto Alabe. The governor of the island, Christian Solinas, speaks of an unprecedented catastrophe.
Around 100 kilometers west of Barcelona (Spain), a fire destroys 1,000 hectares of forest and farmland. Fire brigades and soldiers fight the flames. 80 people were evacuated. In the southern French region between Narbonne and Carcassonne, more than 1,000 firefighters are on duty against the bush and forest fires. This caused a blackout. 100,000 households remained without electricity.
Published: 07/26/2021, 6:18 p.m.
Last updated: 07/26/2021, 8:17 PM