Storm damage in and around Eindhoven

A weather code yellow for part of the Netherlands is still in place. Sudden gusts, a nasty storm, rain affected the Eindhoven region, this weekend.

Eindhoven TU campus temporarily closed

Storm damage caused part of the TU campus to be temporarily closed. Damage to the roof of the Flux building ensured the main entrance to the building also had to be closed. Employees and students can only enter the Flux, Spectrum and Cascade buildings by using the Gemini building.

Sunday, TU Eindhoven used social media to warn staff and visitors not to park at P6:

All campus visitors, please attention to the following:

Parking lot P6 (near the Flux building) is closed due to storm damage to roof of the Flux building. Everyone is kindly asked to park elsewhere.
– TU Eindhoven (@TUeindhoven) 10 March 2019

Storm damage

Sunday afternoon, the storm caused plenty damage in and around Eindhoven.

In the centre of Eindhoven, the Kanaalstraat was closed to all traffic. A fence had blown over. Parts of a scaffolding also flew through the air.

In Waalre, the Willibrorduslaan was closed. A large tree threatened to blow over in the sudden, hard gusts.

The ambulance service was called to the Genovevalaan in Eindhoven. A pizza delivery boy was blown over by the strong wind and was wounded.

At Eindhoven Airport, several flights were cancelled. For over an hour, landing and taking off from the airport was impossible. By now, air traffic has resumed.

Trees fall on cars

In Geldrop, along the Wielewaal, a tree fell on a passing car. The driver was seriously injured. The fire-brigade had to cut him free. The man was rushed to hospital. It is unclear how he’s doing.

In a similar incident along the Kanaaldijk-Zuid in Eindhoven, an empty car was also damaged by a falling tree.

Train traffic in some parts of the country is still affected. NS is still busy repairing storm damage. NS and other public transport companies advise customers to check their websites for updates.

KNMI and other Dutch weather-forecasting agencies predict the rest of the week will remain “onstuimig“: sudden heavy gusts, hard wind, thunderstorms, hail and heavy rain alternating with occasional sunny spells

Source: Studio 040

Translator: Kate

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