Friday’s storms uproot trees, provide down pylons, injuring nine

Dozens of trees had been brought down in Leersum. Photo: Sem van der Wal ANP

Friday afternoon and evening’s storms brought about problems and flash flooding as they moved northwards across the Netherlands.

In Leersum, east of Utrecht, 9 men and women were being wounded when a whirlwind hit the village and two experienced to be taken to hospital. ‘It was ridiculous,’ area Ronald Steunebrink told RTV Utrecht. ‘Windows banged open up, hail arrived inside of and the wind tore via the household.’

The wind introduced down dozens of trees, pulling up cabled as it did so, and leading to gas leaks in at least seven destinations. The cleansing up method was hampered due to the fact there was so substantially debris on the streets.

In Oldebroek in Gelderland, four electricity pylons ended up brought down in the wind, with cables landing on a farm and a public road. In Tiel, a block of flats was evacuated after aspect of the roof was blown off and a massive development crane was blown over, injuring the driver.

There were being difficulties in Noord Holland, with flash flooding in Alkmaar. In The Hague, numerous streets have been also flooded due to the fact the drains were being not able to cope with the pressure of the rainfall.

Saturday and Sunday it will be overcast in the west, and cooler than in recent times,  though the sunlight could split via later on. In the east and south it will be mainly sunny, with temperatures in the mid to large 20s.

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