“In addition, many train stations, such as those in Almere and The Hague, had to be emptied as a precaution due to falling parts of the ceilings.”
A storm with winds of up to 122 km / h caused the temporary closure of Schipholairspace, the Amsterdam airport in the Netherlands, and with that, the cancellation of hundreds of flights, as well as the trains traffic in much of the parents.
The airport has announced that airspace has begun to reopen gradually from noon (local time, 9 am in Brasília) and forecasts indicate that much of the storm will lose steam in the early afternoon.
Authorities have activated the red code in more than half of the country, urging people not to use the roads to travel between cities, as many of them are shut down due to tree falls and the intersection of trucks.
The roads that have not been banned are currently up to 38km, and the most affected is that of Maastricht and Eindhoven in the south-east of the country, while the strongest gusts were recorded in Utrecht, The Hague, and Den Bosch.
Many train stations, such as those at Almere and The Hague, had to be emptied as a precaution due to falling parts of the ceilings.
In the port of Rotterdam also dangerous situations happened by the fall of some containers stacked vertically that could not withstand the gusts of wind.
Emergency services are collapsing because of the calls they have received in the morning and police have advised through Twitter that people only trigger emergency services in “very dangerous” and ” life or death ” situations.
There have been tree falls in the streets, but emergency services have not yet reported serious injuries.