Dutch remain on high alert for flooding of swollen rivers

AMSTERDAM, July 17 (Reuters) – Emergency services in the Netherlands remained on high alert on Saturday as overflowing rivers threatened towns and villages throughout the southern province of Limburg. Tens of thousands of residents in the region have been evacuated in the past two days, while soldiers, fire brigades and volunteers worked frantically throughout Friday […]

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Flooding in the Netherlands. Reports on the evacuation of Maastricht

On Friday, soldiers repaired a flood embankment in the municipality of Meerssen in the south of the Netherlands, which had previously been broken by water. However, many residents of nearby towns were evacuated. From the hill’s edge, residents nervously watched as their homes in the valley could be flooded, local media reported. Floods devastating the […]

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