Amsterdam hospital VUmc is getting 34.8 million euros in insurance money for damage caused by mass flooding last year this time. The flooding was caused by a break in the water main that left the hospital nonoperational for two weeks.
Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code orange weather warning for heavy rain and flooding for the western parts of the Netherlands. This code orange comes on top of the code yellow warning of thunder storms already in effect for the entire country.
A small fire broke out in the ABN Amro headquarters on Zuidas in Amsterdam on Sunday night. About 30 people were working in the building when the fire started. They were evacuated and no one was injured
The heavy rainfall in The Netherlands on Monday has caused around €10 million in damage according to the first rough estimate from the Union of Insurers (Verbond van Verzekeraars).
A fire, that is thought to have broken out in a parked car in the Pinkstraat in Rotterdam-West, ravaged four other cars in the street.
Around 100 care home residents had to leave the home Tuesday night after a fire broke out. The home, Het Lichtpunt, on the Homerusplein in Rotterdam, had around over 200 people affected by the fire. 100 of them had to stay in a hotel, with the others able to stay with family or friends, the police reports.
The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features: the string of incidents at the end of the Netherlands-Russia year-of-friendship, a missing Amersfoort Labour councilor, the impact of heavy rainfall with millions in damages in its wake and Greenpeace' tireless effort to free their crew from a Murmansk prison.