MeteoGroup: Tuesday’s storm “possibly a tornado”

Liberation tree uprooted by storm

The storm that ravaged the country last Tuesday may also have brought a tornado to the Eindhoven area, MeteoGroup said.

The forecaster’s announcement was based on reports, videos, and photos of the damage the storm left in its wake.

Around a thousand trees were uprooted in Eindhoven, and the municipality is working on plans to replant these. The project is expected to cost €1.2m.

However, Rik Thijs of GroenLinks expressed caution, saying that replanting all the trees at once would be a huge job. “When replanting, the municipality should be careful. We have to look at whether it makes sense, for example, to plant trees on a street that will be torn up for roadworks shortly afterwards”, the councillor said.

“It is impossible to replant all the trees within a year. We simply don’t have the funds or the manpower for that”, Thijs added.

The plan should be ready after summer, which means replanting can begin in the autumn.

Replanting the liberation tree in the Iris neighbourhood is a matter of priority, Rik Thijs said. This, too, is easier said than done. Finding a good planter is crucial, and local residents will get a say in which kind of tree will be planted.

 

Source: Omroep Brabant
Translation: Nicola W

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