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Heat wave officially over, cloudburst leads to flooding in Ghent

 After eight days, the heat wave is officially coming to an end. Meanwhile, torrential rains have caused flooding in parts of East Flanders. Several streets in Ghent were flooded. Local firefighters in the East Flanders city said they received about 130 reports of floods between 13:30 and 15:00 on Wednesday. Fire brigade spokesman Björn Brion van Gent told VRT Nieuws: "It's all on the bridge. Right now, our priority is to figure out what needs to be done first." 28 minutes The Royal Meteorological Institute (RMI) issued a yellow thunderstorm warning for parts of East and West Flanders and Wallonia on Wednesday morning. KMI warned that heavy rains could lead to local flooding. These predictions turned out to be very accurate for people living in and around Ghent. Shortly after noon, Ghent was engulfed in an explosion of clouds, which quickly flooded many streets. Local firefighters received more than 130 reports of flooding between 13:30 and 15:00. The districts of Windalg