Dutch cabinet declares flooding in Limburg a disaster — see what’s happening in the area

Final night time the cupboard formally declared the flooding in Limburg a catastrophe. The federal government will assist to pay for the damages. In the meantime, 12,000 folks had been evacuated in Maastricht and Bunde final night time in anticipation of “doomsday” flooding ranges.

The NOS studies that whereas the excessive water degree in South Limburg is beginning to fall, the excessive water peak is now shifting in the direction of the north of the province and is rising sooner than anticipated. In consequence, 550 houses in Roermond had been evacuated by police at 6:00 this morning.

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The river Maas has burst its banks — crowds within the village of Elsloo collect to have a look at the torrent that was once flood fields. Picture: DutchReview: Equipped

Authorities response to the catastrophe

The NOS reported final night time that the cupboard has enforce the Compensation for Harm Act. Because of this victims whose insurance coverage received’t cowl their damages shall be partially reimbursed by the federal government. This laws is utilized in circumstances the place the harm is so nice that insurance coverage firms aren’t capable of cowl it.

The prime minister shall be visiting Limburg this afternoon.

Chaos throughout the borders

In the meantime, our Belgian and German cousins have additionally been tragically affected by the floods. To this point there have been 80 recorded deaths in Germany with many extra folks lacking and 11 deaths in Belgium.

Scenes of devastation in Limburg

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