Worst storm since 1990
Today's storm is the worst since 1990. On Vlieland an average force of 11 was measured for over an hour, making the storm as intense as in 1990, according to weather bureau Weather Plaza. For a short time the winds even reached a force of 12 on Vlieland, which is hurricane force.Vlieland also measured gusts of 151 kilometers per hour, which is the heaviest gust ever measured in October in The Netherlands. Stronger gusts were measured in other months.