19 May 2009

MY WORLD - Genval after flooding


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Last Friday we had a thunderstorm. It shortly rained cats and dogs and then it was over. But not for the neighbour village, around 20 km (12 miles) away from Waterloo. There the sky had opened and thrown buckets of water on the little peaceful lake and the houses, roads and fields around. The ducks suddenly could swim between cars.

Three days later the water went back into its place, but the lake has an ugly brown color.

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Genval
houses were damaged and people had to evacuate

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My favourite restaurant was also damaged by flood

Genval

The sandbags are still there so is a fisherman who hopes to get some fishes out of the brown water.

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Genval
This house is still empty

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furniture is on the terrace

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some sandbags which should have protected the garden

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and even the beautiful castle which is a very expensive and elegant restaurant was damaged.
People living there said it had never happened in 40 years !

13 comments:

chrome3d said...

Everything seems to be so peaceful now. Sorry about the flood.

Wolynski said...

Why did the water get so icky? Does it smell bad or just looks bad? I have to say you live in a beautiful spot of the world.

Baruch said...

A German married to an Italian, living in Belgium ... how the world has changed ... Great photos by the way :)

SandyCarlson said...

That's quite a lot of water. I hope it settles down.

guild-rez said...

I always feel sorry for people who loose so much because of weather related problems.
The damage seems to be quite severe!!

Arija said...

I am sorry tor the people who have to clean up now and get the damp out of their homes.

Dr.John said...

Lots of flooding in lots of places this year.
The pictures were very good.

DianeCA said...

It seems to me that mother nature has to remind us who is boss from time to time, just so we don't think we humans are really running the show. I do hope this lovely area recovers soon!

Clara said...

Sounds like a devastating flood. Glad the water has receded. The places you showed sure are beautiful.

claudie said...

Can't imagine my feeling if it was happened to me! must people have a lot of courage in such situation!

Tinsie said...

Wow! Looks like they had quite a lot of water!!

amanda guthrie said...

I am so sorry to see you little town was it by flood, I hope everyone stayed safe and things will return to normal soon!

Karen said...

It's so sad to see something like that happen to such a beautiful place...

Hopefully all gets back to normal quickly and you soon get to enjoy your favourite restaraunt again !!

Great photos..