Status: 06/27/2022 8:24 pm
One person has been killed and nine others injured in a typhoon in the Netherlands. The hurricane devastated the city of Zierikzee. The seaside resort is also popular with German tourists.
One person has been killed in a typhoon in southwestern Netherlands. At least nine people were injured. The city’s emergency services in the southwest of the Netherlands said, “The damage on some of the streets of Jericho is significant.
The seaside resort of Xerix on the North Sea is also popular with German tourists. The local newspaper “Provinciale Zeeuwse Courant” reported that the deceased was a tourist who was hit in the head by roof tiles in the port area of the city. One person was hospitalized with injuries and others were being treated at the scene, emergency services said.
Many houses are uninhabitable
This devastation can be seen in videos and photos on social media. Roof tiles were torn from houses and a church, trees were uprooted, and trampolines fell into the air. According to officials, 10 to 20 residential buildings are said to be uninhabitable. Auxiliary services were used. Rescue workers have called for people to stay away from the affected area so as not to disrupt police and fire brigade operations. There is also a risk of falling roof tiles and branches.
Tornadoes are not uncommon in the Netherlands. According to public broadcaster NOS, the most recent hurricane with deadly effects was decades ago. So this happened in 1992.