Eastern Dutch cities hit by storms

12th July 2010, Comments 0 comments


The east of the Netherlands has been hit by severe weather, with major thunder storms also affecting the rest of the country.

Monday’s storms began at about 10:00 in the southern province of Limburg and moved north through the day. They brought with them winds of up to 100 km per hour and caused widespread damage in the central Gelderland region which borders Germany.

Two lorries were blown over on the A76 motorway in Limburg. Four people were injured in Lichtenvoorde in Gelderland, when tents were blown away at the Zwarte Cross music and motocross festival. Further north, local rail travel was disrupted after part of the roof of Hengelo station was blown off. In many areas, including the city of Groningen in the northeast of the country, streets were inundated as a result of flash flooding.






© Radio Netherlands Worldwide

0 Comments To This Article