Code yellow rainfall in the Netherlands today — with flooding in Limburg (again!)

Remember that bucket load of rain we talked about earlier this week? Well, it’s falling and battering Limburg in its wake. The centre of the town of Valkenburg is looking like a river, and a food shortage threatens as the town is inaccessible to food trucks.

To say that Limburg has had a wet summer would be an understatement. Last month the province experienced record-breaking rainfall which has lead to flooding. Today, the province is awash once again, as more than 100 millimetres of rain fell in parts of Limburg yesterday, reports the NOS.

READ MORE | Record-breaking rainfall leads to flooding in Limburg

While the weather warning was downgraded last night from code red to code yellow, there’s still lots of debris and chaos. In Valkenburg, two care homes had to be evacuated. The NOS reports that, according to the mayor, 400 households are still experiencing a power outage.

Code yellow in most of the Netherlands

Limburg isn’t the only province that’s getting wet. The NOS weather forecaster, Peter Kuipers Munneke, predicts that between 20 and 40 millimetres of rain will fall in the rest of the country today. He says that is “more than usual at this time of year”.

As a result, all provinces have been issued a code yellow warning. This is with the exception of Zeeland and North and South Holland. We hope you’ve all invested in a good umbrella. ☔️

What has been your experience of the rain today? Tell us in the comments below!

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Jen Lorimer 🇿🇼
Jen Lorimer 🇿🇼
An avid tea drinker, Jen was born and raised in Zimbabwe. She moved to Utrecht in 2017 to pursue her history degree. She loves people-watching, canoeing the Utrecht canals, and observing how the Dutch come alive in summer. Having been traumatised by a Dutch circle party, Jen wants to help equip other internationals with tips and tricks to survive and thrive in this wonderful flat country.


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