“It has simply been quite a while that we have had great floods, and people tend to forget what it’s like when floods come. We really must relativise this. These floods have been the worst in a while, but they have not been bad by a long shot.”
The current flood risk management plan, of which several measures have already been implemented to avoid floods and reduce potential damage, recounts the major floods of 1983, 1993, 1995, 2003, and 2011. It also presents several scenarios and flood maps, such as a 10-year flood, a century flood and extreme floods.
Several projects must still be implemented. In Remich, where the floods hit businesses and houses on Friday 5 January along the Moselle promenade, a plan is currently being drawn up to create water-meadows and include other measures to ease the pressure on the town.
Other measures include information on flood levels (through the site www.inondations.lu) and information on how to act during a flood.
The flood risk management plan is being developed and implemented in cooperation with local authorities.
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