Code red weather warning - heavy damage in Haarlem and surroundings (Photo: Haarlems Dagblad)

Code red weather warning – heavy damage in Haarlem and surroundings

A code red weather warning has been issued for the Dutch coastal provinces on Saturday. The code red alarm applies to Noord-Holland, Zuid-Holland and Zeeland. The KNMI weather bureau told about a storm with winds of up to 110 kph. accompanied by thunder, heavy rail and hail.  The summer storm brought so far heavy damage in Haarlem and surroundings. Everywhere there are trees fallen by hard winds. According to the police, there are no injuries.

Trees have fallen on the Emmaplen, the Flora Park, Zijlsingel and Zijlvest and in various places trees have fallen on houses and cars. The photo above is taken on the Zijlvest.  The Zeeweg between Bloemendaal en Overveen is closed, Haarlems Dagblad said.

Code red

Broadcaster NOS said that several events, including the Amsterdam Live on Stage festival, have been cancelled because of the weather. Drivers of ‘vulnerable’ vehicles, such as moped drivers, cars with trailers and caravans are being warned to be especially careful on the roads Kite surfers and other water sport enthusiasts have been told to keep off the water and red flags are hanging at coastal resorts.


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  1. Sue
    Sue says:

    Spare a thought for the 4000 scouts arriving during the storm for the Haarlem Jamborette! After a 4 hour delay riding out the storm they were able to put up their tents before dark. This morning they awoke to glorious sunshine 🙂

  2. expatsHaarlem
    expatsHaarlem says:

    The Zeeweg between Bloemendaal en Overveen is closed. Good that yesterday we changed our drink’s location from the beach to Tierney’s. Paul, we will come with 53 internationals tonight. Chill the beer ;-).

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