Fire engines with large ladders are continuously being called to the scene to help with securing damaged roofs.

The crisis unit lead by Minister for Home Affairs Taina Bofferding gathered once more on Sunday morning to discuss the current situation in Pétange and Bascharage following Friday’s tornado. Pierre Melina, Mayor of Pétange, and Fränk Pirotte were also present.

Fixing damaged roofs, some of which were entirely destroyed, are amongst the top priorities, requiring additional fire engines equipped with ladders to be on site. The Grand Ducal Fire and Rescue Corps are currently working on 15 houses simultaneously. CGDIS also support private construction companies helping at the scene.

More than 100 firefighters, with the support of 40 soldiers and municipal services, are currently on duty. The police are at the scene to secure the site.

26 people in Pétange and 31 in Bascharage were rehomed by the municipalities last night. The aim is to make sure that as many people as possible are able to go back to their homes on Sunday night.

The crisis hotline (8002 8080) will remain active. Emergency psychological services are also available.

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