Storm damage limited in Belgium

The storm weather that crossed Belgium yesterday evening did not leave significant damage in its wake. Locally there were very heavy showers causing basements to flood. In Vilvoorde sewage problems were reported.
Thursday was the warmest day on records in Belgium with temperatures soaring to 38.2 degrees Celsius (100.76° Fahrenheit). The storm weather that was forecast for yesterday evening, to cross Belgium from the coast into the interior of the country, was not as bad as had been feared. The problems from the storm were limited.

The worst problems reported were in Vilvoorde where the sewage system backed up and the fire department was called out. In other places the rain was very hard and sudden causing basements to flood.

In Bree, in the province of Limburg, lightning caused a small fire. No one was hurt and the fire was put out immediately