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Weather Alert-Netherlands

The Situation:

Winter Storm Corrie is expected to bring high water levels and storm force winds of up to 120 kilometers per hour on Monday, 31 January. The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) issued a code yellow warning for the entire country from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, with an upgraded code orange alert in effect from 8 a.m. to noon in Noord-Holland and Friesland, and the areas encompassing the Wadden Islands and the Ijsselmeer.

Due to the increased water levels, authorities are preparing to shut storm surge barriers and evacuate areas as necessary. Road users should anticipate strong wind gusts and flooding.

Possible Effects:

  • Heavy rain and storm force winds of up to 120 kilometers per hour

  • Heavy rain which may reduce visibility a times

  • Strong winds which may knock down trees and hinder recovery efforts

  • Traffic delays and poor road conditions

  • Cancelled, delayed, or rerouted flights

  • Dangerous driving conditions on bridges, especially during periods of strong winds and gusts

  • Power outages in homes and places of work

  • Closed business due risk of flooding and wind gusts

Mitigating Measures to Apply:

  • Check with the destination (i.e. accommodations, work sites, etc.) to ensure they are open and operating

  • Monitor local news and weather media for updates

  • Allow extra time for travel to and from the destination and airport

  • Use extreme caution when traveling near coastal areas and over bridges

  • Keep extra bottled water in lodging

  • Keep electronics charged and maintain contact throughout the remainder of the trip

  • Confirm flight itinerary prior to departure to the airport

  • Enroll in a Safe Traveler program to receive warnings from your preferred embassy

DISCLAIMER and Hold Harmless Disclaimer: LSDS™ gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS™ (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.


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