Trees blown down by strong winds, British warn of flooding

Heavy gusts of wind have caused inconvenience in some parts of the country. In Brabant, Gelderland and Utrecht, trees blown over and on the track the strong winds led to delays.

The ANWB warned about driving empty trucks and trailers. On the A27 towards Almere, a truck has been tilted. The road between Almere Haven and junction Almere was therefore closed for a while. The N307 between Enkhuizen and Lelystad, the Houtribdijk, was closed for some time this morning for freight traffic and cars with trailer.

In Arnhem, the branches of a falling tree hit an apartment building, causing a window to break. Storm damage was also reported in Boxtel, Eindhoven, Sevenum and Lage Vuursche among others.

In several places in the country, trees ended up on cars:

This morning, for large parts of the Netherlands code yellow (except for the southern provinces) was applied. Meanwhile, this alarm is only in force in North Holland, Friesland, Groningen and the IJsselmeer region. There can still be gusts of gusts of gusts of 75 to 90 kilometers per hour.

The heaviest gust of wind was measured last night at IJmuiden. There the wind reached a speed of 127 kilometers per hour, reports Weeronline. According to the KNMI, the heavy gusts of wind disappear at the end of the afternoon.

Flooding hazard in United Kingdom

Other countries have also suffered from strong winds. In the UK, storm Christoph led to flooding. Around Manchester, about 2000 homes had to be evacuated. Flood warnings apply in several parts of the country.

Also, a vaccine plant in Wales threatened to flood. The fire brigade had to protect the factory, where the coronavaccin of the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca is produced, from high water. According to a production partner, this has succeeded and the factory is back to normal functioning.