The Code Yellow storm predicted by meteorologists for Friday missed most of the country, but still thrashed the Zeeland coast with high winds. Gales of up to 93 km/h (58 mph) hit the southern seaside province earlier today.
There is a good chance of storm on the Wadden Islands tomorrow morning, reported weeronline.nl. If force 9 winds are measured, it will be the fourth storm since October 28. There have not been this many storms in one year since 2002.
Strong winds battered the coasts of the Netherlands early this morning marking the third major storm to hit the country this year. French newspaper Le Figaro is reporting that a Russian seaman was swept overboard on a ship operated by Dutch firm Wagenborg and has not been found.
The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) issued a "code yellow" for the coastal provinces for the next few days, because there is a chance of showers with heavy wind gusts. The KNMI anticipates stormy weather with force 8 winds.
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First responders were sent out on over 1,000 storm damage calls around the Netherlands between 6:00 and 16:30, according to Alarmeringen.nl.
People flooded into Groningen Centraal station this afternoon following the announcement by the NS and Arriva that all trains north of the Amsterdam-Zwolle line would be cancelled today. Hundreds of people reportedly lined up outdoors to try and jam their way into the buses still in operation.
The NS announced the cancellation of all trains north of the Amsterdam-Zwolle line beginning at 14:00 today. The Arriva train service running in the northern Netherlands has also been suspended.
The KNMI has issued a Code Red weather warning for people living in the north of the Netherlands.
The KNMI weather bureau has issued an extreme weather warning for coastal areas on Thursday to code orange. The storm is expected to hit the Netherlands at about 15:00 local time.
The KNMI warns for extreme weather Thursday afternoon. From 12:00 code 'orange' will be in effect for the west and north of The Netherlands, the rest of the country will be issued a code 'yellow', starting at 9:00, announced the KNMI Wednesday.
Roelard Smit, draftsman at the Fire Dept. in Groningen, acted on a hunch Friday afternoon, never expecting it would result in a nationwide hype. He created a stunningly graphic film about the increase in the number of earthquakes in the province of Groningen.
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The storm that raged over The Netherlands on Monday caused at least 95 million euros in damage, announces the association of Insurers Tuesday, based on initial estimates.
A severe storm from the southwest moved across The Netherlands on Monday. The KNMI issued a code red, the highest weather alert, for extreme weather in the west, center and north of the country. The alert was withdrawn around 14:45 pm.
The stormy weather in the Netherlands continues on Monday. The Dutch Meteorological Institute (KNMI) announced a code orange for Monday.
On Sunday wind gusts of 100 km/hr were measured near IJmuiden. The KNMI expects speeds up to 140 km/hr on Monday.
For the second consecutive day a slight earthquake occurred in the North Holland Castricum coastal town. The KNMI said the quake had a magnitude of 2.0 on the Richter scale.
In the whole country, heavy rain has caused many problems, especially in the provinces Zuid Holland, Utrecht and Zeeland.
Worst hit by the heavy rains was the Zuid Holland island of Goeree Overflakkee which was flooded by 120mm of rain. This is the same as pouring twelve buckets of water over one square meter and that’s a lot.
Flooded basements and streets
The Dutch Oil Company (NAM) would like to talk with the retired engineer Adriaan Houtenbos, who states that Groningen residents should expect more and more severe earthquakes.
In the Groningen province Loppersum there was another small earthquake on Wednesday evening. The quake occurred just before 22:30 in the village of Wirdum and was mainly felt in the neighboring village Garrelsweer.