Articles tagged "belgium"

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Catastrophic floods in Germany claim lives of at least 184 people - country's worst natural disaster since 1962

At least 184 people have been killed in Germany after record-breaking rains caused catastrophic flooding on July 14 and 15, 2021. Severe storms and deadly floods also hit neighboring countries, with the worst affected Belgium (42 fatalities), France, Luxembourg,...

July 17, 2021

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Extreme rainfall causes catastrophic flooding in western Germany

At least 18 people have died and many more are still missing after exceptionally heavy rain caused massive flooding in western Germany on July 14 and 15, 2021. Numerous rivers across the region are still above flood stage or at exceptionally high levels and several...

July 15, 2021

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Second tornado in just 8 days hits Belgium

A second tornado in just 8 days hit Belgium on June 27, 2021, this time in the province of Luxembourg. The tornado hit the hamlet of Bernistrap in Houffalize where a square farmhouse-castle collapsed amid strong winds. While there were no injuries, its inhabitants...

July 01, 2021

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Severe thunderstorm spawns destructive tornado in Belgium

Severe thunderstorms struck parts of Belgium on Saturday, June 19, 2021, leaving 92 homes severely damaged and 17 people injured. Heavy downpours also triggered flooding in portions of Flanders. A tornado reportedly struck the town of Beauraing in Namur Province,...

June 21, 2021

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Rare April snow falls in Brussels after unusually warm weather, Belgium

Snow fell in Brussels, Belgium, on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, which is considered an unusual weather event for this time of the year. The country, along with much of northwest Europe, previously experienced unusually warm weather and record temperatures at end of...

April 08, 2021

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Twilight fireball over Belgium

A bright fireball streaked through the early morning sky over Belgium at 06:52 UTC on January 22, 2021. The International Meteor Organization (IMO) received 192 reports from the Netherlands, Belgium, northern France, and England, UK. According to FRIPON, some...

January 25, 2021

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Damaging tornado hits Antwerp, Belgium

A tornado ripped through the city of Antwerp in Belgium on Monday, October 5, 2020. Numerous trees were downed, while at least one house suffered considerable damage. No injuries were reported. The twister formed Monday afternoon, north of Antwerp. It then moved...

October 06, 2020

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Two fireballs explode within one hour over Belgium, another over southern Germany hours later

Two fireballs occurred within a period of one hour on April 1, 2020, over Belgium. The first one was spotted by the FRIPON network's four stations at around 22:57 UTC while the second was captured by three cameras at 23:33 UTC (00:57 LT and 01:33 LT on April 2,...

April 03, 2020

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Bright fireball over Belgium, meteorites possible

A bright fireball exploded over Belgium at 02:04 UTC on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The International Meteor Organization (IMO) received 6 reports from eyewitnesses including those in the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Germany. According to IMO, the meteoroid entered...

March 24, 2020

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Large fireball over Belgium and Netherlands, seen also from UK, France and Germany

A bright fireball streaked across the night sky over Belgium and Netherlands at around 20:12 UTC on February 15, 2019. The event lasted several seconds. The International Meteor Organization (IMO) received 107 eyewitness reports. The object was mostly seen from the...

February 19, 2019

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Bright fireball streaks over Belgium, nearly 170 reports received

A bright fireball was observed streaking through the night sky over northern Europe at 21:11 UTC on June 16, 2018. The event lasted several seconds. The International Meteor Organization (IMO) received 168 reports by 09:50 UTC on June 18. The object was observed...

June 18, 2018

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45 liters of live Polio virus released into Belgian rivers

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) in its Communicable disease threats report from September 11, 2014 reported about an accidental release of 45 litres of concentrated live polio virus solution into the environment. On September 2, 2014,

September 21, 2014

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Nuclear reactor in Belgium shut down due to suspicion of cracked component

Doel 3 nuclear reactor at Doel Nuclear Power Station in Belgium was shut down on August 8, 2012 under the suspicion that one of its components might be cracked. "We have found anomalies," said Karina De Beule, spokesman for the ACFN, the federal agency for nuclear

August 08, 2012