The EU Civil Protection Mechanism has been activated to tackle heavy floods, following a request for assistance from Belgium on 14 July 2021.

In an immediate response, a flood rescue team and a helicopter have been mobilised from France to assist with local rescue efforts, mostly in flooded areas around city of Liège. Italy and Austria have also offered flood rescue teams.

The Commission coordinates and finances up to 75% of the transport costs of the assistance.

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