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.
Morning from #Maastricht – a document peak of water ranges damaged final night time i feel with nonetheless plenty of particles floating previous like a postbox, a fridge and a entrance door this morning #limburg #flooding #wateroverlast #watersnoodramp pic.twitter.com/xYSu0IQ5C8
— Zoe Elliott | Collectively In Transit & Mama Ginger (@Tog_in_transit) July 16, 2021
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.
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.
Flooding within the city of Valkenburg in Limburg province of the Netherlands on the borders of Germany and Belgium https://t.co/AKDR99ETb2
— parallel_universe (@ignis_fatum) July 16, 2021
In #Valkenburg gaat het nijpend worden! #CodeRood #Limburg #weer pic.twitter.com/kNVeMeD7mu
— Dave Huntjens (@DaveHuntjens1) July 14, 2021
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
Deze kreeg ik through Whatsapp. Het #bier bij de Model brouwerij in #Wijlre gaat er vandoor #wateroverlast #limburg pic.twitter.com/D6775IsaYp
— Ralph Delfos (@RalphDelfos) July 14, 2021
Militairen van @13LichteBrigade hebben de hele nacht ondersteuning geleverd aan civiele diensten in #Limburg die daar met man en macht aan het werk zijn. Ze hebben op meerdere locaties zandzakken gelegd en geholpen bij #evacuaties in Valkenburg. pic.twitter.com/ZpZeaEuGce
— KoninklijkeLandmacht (@landmacht) July 15, 2021
Bizar wat er allemaal door de Maas wordt meegesleurd! Bij Borgharen is dat pas goed te zien @L1 #wateroverlast #limburg pic.twitter.com/RicedHVdnc
— Ruud van Broekhoven (@Ruud077) July 15, 2021
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