Torrential rainfall hit Drenthe and Groningen Wednesday evening after a recent heatwave across the Netherlands, flooding streets in several towns.
Roads in Drenthe villages of Beilen, Noordscheschut and Elim were inundated with water, the Dagblad van het Noorden reports.
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Streets in Winschoten, in the province of Groningen, were also flooded after heavy showers.
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After weeks of hot weather, the Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute KNMI issued a ‘code yellow’ for thunderstorms across all of the north Netherlands on Wednesday. Emergency rescue services reported an unusually high number of emergency calls in Groningen. The KNMI said that much of the Netherlands could be hit by heavy downpours on Friday.