The bridge will be the base of operations through which assistance will be provided in the north of the province. Army units could rescue from the camp stored there, east and west of the Meuse. “This means that the soldiers will disappear from the streets in the center of Limburg,” the spokeswoman said.
Maas’ high water crest flattens as the wave moves north to Limburg. This is because the river can flow largely in the lake area between Maaseik and Roermond, says Rijkswaterstaat. The projected water-level rise in northern Limburg occurs on average once every thirty years. According to the service, the highest water level that reached southern Limburg is seen only once every three hundred years.
According to Rijkswaterstaat, the discharge in northern Limburg can be compared to higher water in 1993. But since the embankments have since been strengthened and more space has been made available to the river, the flooding will be less severe than at that time.
Maas hit an all-time high at Sambeek on Sunday morning. The dam could not be opened there due to technical problems. As a result, a lot of garbage accumulates in front of the dam, which can cause problems. The Limburg Water Board is constantly monitoring the situation. High water will reach Gennep on Sunday afternoon, Sunday evening the Mook Peak will pass and at night from Sunday to Monday the water will be at its highest at Grave in Brabant. Various municipalities in North Limburg and Brabant instituted emergency laws to keep onlookers away from the embankments.
Brabant and Gelderland
Rijkswaterstaat expects that the consequences of rising waters at Meuse in Brabant and Gelderland will be less severe than in Limburg. In a number of places, such as in Cuijk, the congregations are closed to the sidewalks. A mobile emergency barrier has also been built at Mock, near Nijmegen, for example.
Emergency dam near Boxmeer
On Saturday evening, the Aa en Maas Water Authority set up a three-kilometre emergency dam between the Brabant municipality of Boxmeer and the small village of Groningen. This was necessary to prevent the outback from being overwhelmed when the Meuse reaches its highest point on Sunday.
On Sunday, the municipality of Echt-Susteren warned that fines would be imposed if people without business there entered the area between the Juliana Canal and the Maas River. Emergency law applies in this area. Anyone who does not live there or is not a social worker should stay away, according to the Central Limburg municipality.
Although the waters of the Meuse and Canal recede, the levees and the land are saturated. According to the municipality, “If dams, bridges, roads and (bicycle) paths are crowded, this could cause new safety hazards.” This has not yet been checked. Our relief workers are still working hard to combat the current floods and their consequences. So we must work together to ensure that no new risks arise.
End of the blackout Valkenburg
Power again belongs to the whole city of Valkenburg. Enexis announced Sunday morning that the last 32 customers in Valkenburg have also been connected again. This puts an end to the power outages in Valkenburg. The power outage has forced many people to leave their homes in recent days. The disturbance arose as a result of the Geul flood. (ANP)