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Jul 27 '18 07:48

After weeks of drought, parts of Zuid- and Midden-Nederland were hit by a rain storm on Thursday evening. One person was killed and one injured in Rotterdam when a tree fell on their car. In Gelderland thousands of homes were without power for a few hours. And Roosendaal was hit by a whirlwind, NOS and AD report.

Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for Noord-Brabant, Zuid-Holland, Zeeland, Gelderland and Utrecht on Thursday night. The service predicted thunderstorms, with gusts up to 70 kilometers per hour and hailstones up to 2 centimeters.

Jul 19 '18 11:30

Liander seriously endangered a number of firefighters during a fire in a transformer house along the rails in Hilversum on Saturday, according to mayor Pieter Broertjes. The energy supplier stated that the power was shut down remotely, but when the fire brigade started extinguishing the fire, the building was still under high voltage, the mayor wrote in a letter to the Hilversum city council, NOS reports.

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Jun 12 '18 10:10

The residents of 23 homes on Potsmaat in Doesburg, Gelderland were evacuated around 8:00 p.m. on Monday night due to a gas leak in one of the houses. A resident struck a gas pipe with a shovel while working in his crawl space, De Gelderlander reports.

The main gas line was turned off, and the fire department and Liander worked on closing the leak at the site. Part of the residential neighborhood was also closed down with police tape to keep people from wandering in.

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Mar 13 '18 15:00

A major power outage in Amsterdam Centrum on Friday was caused by a mistake made by a Liander employee. The man had to cut a cable, but cut the wrong one, a spokesperson for the grid manager said to AT5. 

Mar 9 '18 15:08

The power is still out in Amsterdam Centrum. Liander hopes to have it restored around 3:15 p.m., the grid manager says on Twitter. Two people were injured when the power went out. A hit cable caused a large flame on Weteringschans. One man sustained burns, and the other was also near the flame, the local safety office said to NU.nl.

The victims were taken to hospital. Both were conscious and speaking, and their injuries don't seem to be too serious, according to the safety office. 

Mar 9 '18 11:54

Amsterdam city center is facing a power outage on Friday morning. Several buildings, including the Rijksmuseum, were evacuated, Het Parool reports.

The artworks are not in danger, because a generator ensures safety, a spokesperson for the Rijksmuseum said to the newspaper. The rooms are dark however, so visitors were evacuated.

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Feb 26 '18 09:50

A gas leak near Amsterdam Central Station temporarily halted train traffic in the Dutch capital during rush hour on Monday morning. The leak was discovered around 8:30 a.m., and fixed by 9:20 a.m., but ProRail expects it will take a while yet before all trains are running on schedule again, ANP reports.

Trains running between Amsterdam Central, Duivendrecht, and Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena were affected. NS reports that the delays are decreasing. 

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Feb 19 '18 12:30

Power outages in Amsterdam and Arnhem left thousands of people in the dark on Monday. Power is already restored to Amsterdam, and Arnhem residents should have electricity again by 1:30 p.m., grid manager Liander said on Twitter.

The Amsterdam outage affected some 26,700 residents of West and Nieuw-West, according to Het Parool. The Slotervaart hospital had to switch to backup power, but the OLVG hospital and Antoni van Leeuwenhoek hospital were unaffected. The outage also caused some disruptions to tram lines 1, 2 and 17. 

Aug 21 '17 11:20

A person was found dead in a fire in a semi-detached house on Papaverstraat in Doetinchem during the early hours of Sunday morning. By Sunday evening the police were still trying to identify the victim. The victim is not the resident of the house, he was not home during the fire. The police call on witnesses to come forward.

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Apr 11 '17 07:29

A large fire broke out in an empty supermarket in the Nijmegen shopping center Weezenhof during the early hours of Tuesday morning. A lot of smoke is being released. The fire department advises local residents to stay out of the smoke and keep windows, doors and ventilation closed. People are also instructed to stay away from the area as there may be a gas leak, the Telegraaf reports.

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Jan 18 '17 07:27

A massive power outage in Amsterdam and surrounds on Tuesday morning may have cost the lives of two elderly Amsterdam residents, the municipality said. One may have died because the emergency line could not be reached and the other because her oxygen supply cut out when the power went out, the Telegraaf reports.

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Jan 17 '17 15:40

A massive homes in and around Amsterdam this morning and left train traffic across the country in chaos, was the result of a "component failure" in a TenneT power station on Hemweg in the Dutch capital, Dutch utility Liander said on its website. If you were without electricity for four or more hours, Liander will contact you regarding compensation.

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Jan 17 '17 07:08

An early morning power outage in parts of Noord-Holland left hundreds of thousands without electricity and failures on the Dutch rail system on Tuesday. The problem started before 4:45 a.m. causing the lights to go dark in 364,000 households across Amsterdam, Zaandam, Oostzaan and Landsmeer, Dutch utility Liander confirmed on Twitter.

The cause of the outage was not revealed. Workers successfully restored power to 164,000 households by 6:30 a.m. An hour later there were about 88,000 customers without electricity, Liander said.

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Aug 30 '16 08:24

A power outage at the Media Park in Hilversum early on Tuesday morning resulted in program Goedenmorgen Nederland of WNL not being broadcast between 7:10 a.m. and 7:40 a.m. Grid manager Liander reports on Twitter that the problem was fixed and power is restored

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Jun 22 '16 07:29

A fault in a switching station left about 25 thousand homes and businesses in Amsterdam and Diemen without power on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. About 14 thousand addresses still don't have power. Grid operator hopes to have the electricity restored by 8:00 a.m.

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Aug 27 '15 09:13

The thunderstorms that hit the Netherlands on Wednesday evening caused problems in several places. 25 thousand homes in Noord-Holland were without power for some time and a number of football matches had to be cancelled.

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Jun 3 '15 12:32

The Dutch Safety Board has ruled that the explosion in an apartment building in Diemen on September 4th last year was an avoidable accident, according to their report on the incident. Two people died in the explosion and 15 others were injured. The explosion caused a huge amount of material damage. More than 200 people were displaced and 32 apartments were so severely damaged that they were uninhabitable for months.

May 7 '15 18:27

Amsterdam Central Station was partially without power on Thursday for two and a half hours, AD writes. Many shops, ticket machines and public transit checkpoints were without electricity from 11:30 a.m. but no rail traffic was affected by the outage.

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Mar 27 '15 10:15

Large parts of Noord-Holland and Flevoland is sitting without power. The rail traffic in northern parts of the Netherlands has come to a standstill due to this power outage. Many hospitals are also without power.

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Mar 12 '15 09:01

The talk show RTL Late Night presented by Humberto Tan started more than 15 minutes late last night because of the power outage in Amsterdam.

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Jan 20 '15 09:19

1,100 households and buildings in Velsen-Noord have been without gas since Thursday due to a gas line and water pipe being hit during a drilling. The water ran into the gas line and spread through the pipes.

Dec 8 '14 10:49

A number of businesses have donated heaters to residents of the Sprenkelaar neighborhood in Apeldoorn who currently have no gas.

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Sep 5 '14 15:32

The gas leak that caused an explosion in a flat in Diemen yesterday had been reported, says a spokesperson of grid manager Liander.

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Jun 23 '14 11:15

Utility company Liander is going to pay out almost €1 million to those people affected by the gas outage in Apeldoorn, which left over 1,000 homes without gas in the Sprenkelaar neighborhood at the start of this month.

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