The municipality of Utrechtse Heuvelrug, together with nature managers, will make a tour on Saturday through the area near Leersum that was hit by a huge gust of wind on Friday afternoon.

Eight people were injured in the storm.

There were also several gas leaks in the village.

It is being examined whether there are still dangerous situations in the forests.

The municipality is urging residents not to enter the forest for the time being.

The roads around Leersum are also still poorly accessible, the municipality reports.

The N225 and Julianalaan are closed.

Traffic from Maarsbergen, Doorn and Amerongen will be diverted.

The municipality opened a telephone number on Saturday morning where people can ask questions about damage to their home and the handling thereof.

They can also go to sports and culture center De Binder, which serves as a reception location.

The storm on Friday evening blown roofs off houses, caused at least seven gas leaks and many trees were blown down.

The police control room was flooded with calls from the Leersum area as a result of the severe weather.

After the storm subsided, the first priority was to plug the gas leaks.

The Red Cross was ready with a reception location, but in the end it turned out not to be necessary.


Huge damage in Leersum after storm: 'Objects flew through the garden'

Wounded in Tiel by crane blown over

Tiel, a little more to the south, was also hit by the storm.

In the village a large crane blew over.

The driver was injured, but was still able to speak.

Several homes in Tiel were damaged.

Fa├žade panels, among other things, flew from the houses.

In addition, twenty homes were evacuated because part of the roof of an apartment building was blown by the wind.

There were also reports of nuisance caused by the severe weather in other places in the Netherlands.

Locally there was a lot of flooding, damage to buildings and trees and even electricity pylons were blown down.

In a large part of the Netherlands, code orange applied for a long time on Friday evening due to the risk of severe thunderstorms with a chance of lightning. At about 10:45 p.m., that warning was withdrawn for the entire country.