Nov 3, 2023 at 1:57 PM Update: 8 minutes ago
Flooding occurred on Terschelling during the night from Thursday to Friday due to heavy rain in the tail of storm Ciarán. There are large ponds of water in gardens and polders.
The Wetterskip Fryslân water board grinds away water and sprays it onto the Wadden Sea. Draining is the discharge of water through a drain sluice.
More than 30 millimeters of rainfall fell on the Wadden Island during the night from Thursday to Friday. As a result, the water level in the ditches rose very quickly. Because the soil is completely saturated due to many rain showers, little water could sink. This caused flooding, the water board says. In some places on the island the water in the ditches is 40 centimeters above the normal winter level.
The shelf sprays on the Wadden Sea at low tide. But due to the strong wind and high water levels, drainage times are limited. The flooding may continue, although the board is trying to eliminate water on the land as quickly as possible.
Damage, injuries and traffic jams: this is what storm Ciarán is causing in the Netherlands
Previously code yellow in North Holland
There were problems in several places on Friday due to the aftermath of storm Ciarán. In South Holland, code yellow applied for a large part of Friday morning, and in North Holland this lasted until the early afternoon. This had everything to do with heavy rainfall and flooding.
In North Holland, the KNMI expects it to rain almost continuously until Friday evening. A lot of precipitation may fall locally. This can cause flooding. The precipitation can also create difficult driving conditions, Rijkswaterstaat reports on X. “Adjust your driving style where necessary.”
There were also problems on the highway in South Holland on Friday morning. There was flooding on the roads, especially around Rotterdam, on Friday morning. This led, among other things, to closed lanes on the highway, such as on the A20 towards Gouda at the Terbregseplein junction. Two lanes at the Gouwe aqueduct were also closed for a short time on the A12 from The Hague to Utrecht.
There is also some disruption on the railway in the aftermath of the storm. Buses instead of trains will run between Roermond and Roermond until at least 4 p.m. A train crashed into a tree that had fallen on the overhead wires there on Thursday afternoon. That damage must first be resolved, says an NS spokesperson.
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