BREAKING: Dike breaks in Limburg: thousands evacuating

As a result of the continual flooding in the south of the Netherlands, a dike has broken in Meerssen, Limburg. Residents were originally told it was too late to evacuate, but that advice has since been withdrawn.

The dike is at the Juliana Canal where a hole of about one square metre is currently leaking water. Thousands of residents in various towns, including Bunde, Voulwames, Brommelen, and Guelle are impacted.

Residents have been told to evacuate or seek higher ground. A spokesperson has warned that the area will go underwater.

Sirens across the region are sounding off. Initially, residents were told they could return to the area earlier today. However, since the break occurred, they’re told to seek a safer place as soon as possible.

Have you been affected by this disaster? Let us know in the comments.

Feature Image: Sarah O’Leary/Els Boersma/Supplied

Chloe Lovatt 🇬🇧
A British native, Chloe has a love for other languages and cultures, having lived in Spain before moving to the Netherlands. She is keen to explore the Dutch landscape, cultural spots and — the most important — food! After being here for a few months she already has developed a mild addiction to kibbeling.


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