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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 09:16
Storm damage across the Netherlands
The storm that hit the Netherlands on Tuesday not only disrupted the Liberation Day parties, but also caused some damage across the country. The fire department in Amsterdam was called out about ten times due to storm damage, AT5 reports. The biggest incident happened in Kalverstraat, where a section of wooden boarding was blown off by the strong winds. Seven people were injured, one of them seriously. Smaller incidents include a tree barring the way on Molenaarsweg in Noord and and damage done to the roof terrace of a restaurant on Watertorenplein in West. A piece of scaffolding was torn loose by the wind on Leidsestraat and the police had to close down part of the street. The Sportfondsenbad in Amersfoort suffered considerable storm damage. The wind tore a large roof panel off the swimming pool and the about 50 square meters of aluminium ended up 50 meters away in a strip of trees on Bisschopsweg, AD reports. Luckily the swimming pool was closed for Libertion Day and no one was injured. The Safety Region of Zuidoost-Brabant received about 50 reports of storm damage on Tuesday afternoon. "It was all small incidents. It mainly involved roof plates blown off, trees that were not able to withstand the high winds and branches that were blown onto the road", Andy van Schaik, the chief officer for the safety region told ED.nl.