a new flooded Walloon village

It was a little after 4 p.m. when, due to heavy rains, water poured down towards the center of the village of Hautrage, around the square and into the streets nearby. The firefighters intervened.

“All the water coming from Sirault has flowed towards the Place d’Hautrage, which forms a basin, confirms the adjutant of the firefighters of Saint-Ghislain Marcel Bauwens. Usually the ditch drains relatively well but here the precipitation was really heavy. We have unlocked everything and several residents have also set up their pumping system. Three or four houses were particularly affected. There are no injuries to deplore. The phenomenon was frequent 15 years ago. A retention basin had been built but here everything fell suddenly. “

© Devaux

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