Limburg had to deal with turbulent weather on Sunday.
Winter storm Pella swept our county and caused inconvenience in some places.
Fireplace flap blown
The fierce winds created a dangerous situation in Kerkrade when the stove piece ripped apart. The fire brigade moved to remove the cap piece. Elsewhere in Kerkrade, a side wall of a house in Voorterstraat has burst. Because the remaining stones also posed a risk of collapse, the fire brigade decided to reinforce the wall.
In Gennep, firefighters also had to attend due to storm damage. At Maaskempweg, a tree blew up another tree. Because the tree was completely prone to falling off, firefighters had to cut a block. The road was closed for a short time due to works.
Tree on the roof
A tree fell on the roof of a house in Hasselderheadlan in Velden. Firefighters have been called in to remove the tree. Nothing is known about the damage yet.
Near Montgomerystraat and Eisenhowerstraat in Sittard, rubble from the demolition building was carried away by the wind. As a precaution, emergency services cordoned off the area. According to a reporter on the site, the contractor has been notified to solve this problem.
Fallen trees caused a traffic disturbance on the link road A2 to A76 in the direction of Belgium. Because trees ended up on the road at Kerensheide Junction, the connecting road was closed for a while. This disrupted traffic. According to ANWB, the traffic problems were limited, as it is quiet Sunday morning.
# A2 Eindhoven towards Maastricht, in Knapp. Kerensheide to A76 towards Brussels trees have fallen off, link road is closed.
ANWB traffic December 27, 2020
Trees have also been blown up in Venlo. The fire brigade received a storm damage report at the Auxiliatrixweg at around 08:55. The fallen tree blocked the path here. Firefighters cut the tree to pieces. The road reopened around 9:15 am.
The fire brigade also turned into a tree that fell on Dr. Anton Phillipsweig Ware.
At Coninxhof Primary School in Goudsmidstraat in Venray, a piece of ceiling plank blew up. The fire brigade asked nearby for screws to reattach the flange.
The accident room also received reports of storm damage from Margraten, Kerkrade, Spobek, Baxim, Soykwiesen and Heerlin.
Winter storm Pella came from the British Isles. Due to inclement weather, KNMI released a yellow weather icon. According to Meteo Limburg, Heuvelland in particular can prepare for gusts of gusts of around 100 kilometers per hour.
Also read: Yellow symbol: A storm with strong winds and heavy rain
Heavy across the country today #wind blowing. Inland it reaches 80 km / h, in coastal provinces 80-90 km / h, by sea up to 100 km / h. It reaches 110 km / h along the northwest coast. In the afternoon, the westerly wind speeds down very quickly. https://t.co/X26R5kMUKd #Storm Bella pic.twitter.com/YlemvUk67o
– KNMI (KNMI) December 27, 2020
The UK has had to deal with downpours and winds before. In North Wales, winds of approximately 130 km were measured at Saturday evening. Storm Bella led to floods on Saturday in Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire, north of London. More than a thousand people have been evacuated. Many flood warnings still apply today, particularly in the southeast of the UK.
Read the detailed weather forecast here.