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.
🌧️ Forse overstromingen vannacht in Zuid-Limburg! Door het centrum van Valkenburg dreven zelfs auto’s voorbij… ongekend voor Nederland.
Compilatie van het noodweer: https://t.co/zkOTapqYAW
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— Wouter van Bernebeek (@StormchaserNL) July 15, 2021
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.
— Emre Hoogduijn (@EmreHoog) July 14, 2021
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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