Heavy rains cause flooding in Northern Netherlands

Heavy rains cause the roof of a car dealer in Assen to collapse, 13 May 2018
Heavy rains cause the roof of a car dealer in Assen to collapse, 13 May 2018. Photo: @PolitieAssen / Twitter

Heavy rains caused many problems in large parts of northern Netherlands on Sunday night. On Twitter local residents complained about flooded streets and buildings, and even water streaming out of the toilet.

Drenthe saw a total of 63 millimeters of rain on Sunday evening, RTL Nieuws reports. Usually the whole Netherlands gets 61 millimeters of rain in the entire month of May. 

In Assen the roof of a car dealer collapsed due to the large amounts of rain water. On Twitter there are reports of flooded streets in Assen, Eext, Borger, Gasselte, Emmen, Erica, Gieten and Sappemeer, among others. In some places rain water could not drain quickly enough, resulting in water coming up from the sewers. 

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