After storm Eunice ended its rampage on Friday February 18th, the elements seemed to calm down for a while, before a new, milder storm – Franklin – hit the Netherlands on Sunday night.
Eunice, which according to the KNMI was the biggest storm since 1990, has left its mark in the three northern provinces.
As reported by the Groningen Internet Courant, the storm has damaged several buildings and broke down a number of trees in the province of Groningen. In Appingedam, the roof of a terraced house came loose, causing a total of 18 houses to be evacuated. No one was injured. In the city of Groningen, 6 homes on Jacob Schorerstraat had to be evacuated because the roof was blown off, thankfully no one was injured.
In addition, part of the roof of the Paddepoel shopping center was detached as a result of heavy gusts of wind.
At about 19:30 on Friday, a car was hit by a falling tree on the N361 between Adorp and Sauwerd. Unfortunately, the 52-year-old driver died because of their serious injuries.
Heavy winds hit the province of Drenthe, but most problems and damage were caused by heavy rain and flooding, according to RTV Drenthe.
A tree fell on the highway between Dwingeloo and Beilen, near Spier, slightly damaging a car, but leaving the passengers uninjured. The highway had to be closed in the direction from Hoogeveen to Assen between Dwingeloo and Beilen.
In Emmen and Noordenveld, the emergency number was quickly overwhelmed on Friday, because of the numerous calls about sudden flooding. Both municipalities were unable to intervene until the morning after the storm.
In Friesland, Eunice caused damage all across the province, from Leeuwarden to Sint Annaparochie and from the dike at Hallum to Vlieland, reported Omrop Fryslan.
A fallen tree briefly blocked the road on the Sneek ring, causing traffic to be re-directed.