Good night and welcome to this live blog.

Here we will keep you informed about the flooding in South Limburg.

  • Flooding due to heavy rainfall

  • Code red in effect

  • Especially affected south of Limburg

  • Defense has sent soldiers

  • Very high water level in Maas on Thursday

  • Security region asks people to stay at home

  • Hundreds of households in Valkenburg are without power around 1.30 am

  • Dry periods in the coming hours and possibly until the morning


periods in Limburg in

the coming hours It will become

drier in Limburg in

the coming hours and possibly until the morning, weatherman Peter Kuipers Munneke said on Wednesday evening in the NPO Radio 1 program 

Met het Oog op Morgen


Radar images show that there are a few dry hours of turnout.

"Limburg can breathe a little in the coming hours, because at least no more water is added."

Nevertheless, the flooding continues, continues Kuipers Munneke.

"The current problems are mainly caused by the drainage of water and that problem has not been solved so quickly."

a few seconds ago

The KNMI has ended code red in Limburg, but code yellow will remain active for the time being for heavy rain.

It will rain less heavily in the afternoon.

#Code red for heavy #rain in #Limburg has ended.

#Code yellow for heavy #rain will remain in effect for the middle and east of the country for the time being.

In the course of the afternoon it will rain less heavily.



Author KNMIMoment of places01: 32 - July 15, 2021

a few seconds ago

Red Cross assists with relief efforts in South Limburg

Red Cross employees will work through the night to support the flooding in South Limburg, the organization reports on Wednesday night.

In the municipality of Gulpen-Wittem, the aid organization has set up fifty camp beds for evacuees.

By 3 a.m., half of those beds are occupied.

In addition, there are beds on the way to Simpelveld and Valkenburg.

The Red Cross is taking into account that it may be necessary to scale up to other parts of Limburg at a later date if the flooding continues.

17 minutes ago

Vulnerable elderly people forced to evacuate Valkenburg

Mayor Daan Prevoo of the municipality of Valkenburg aan de Geul issued an emergency order in the night from Wednesday to Thursday to forcibly evacuate vulnerable elderly people if they refuse to leave their flooded home.

Prevoo writes



that his duty of care has made him decide to do so.

According to the mayor, good reception is provided.

On Wednesday evening, two nursing homes and a hospice in Valkenburg were also evacuated.

According to the security region, the residents were received in other care homes.

The town hall of Valkenburg is also open for reception.

17 minutes ago

an hour ago

Municipality of Valkenburg warns against missing manhole covers

The municipality of Valkenburg warns people not to walk through flooded streets and to stay indoors.

Manhole covers may have been washed away and this is not visible in the muddy water.

In addition, the water may be contaminated with sewage.

More than half a meter of water was already standing in the center of Valkenburg late Wednesday evening.

an hour ago

Power failure in part of Valkenburg

Grid operator Enexis reports that about 374 customers in Valkenburg are currently without power due to the flooding.

We currently have a power outage in Valkenburg, caused by the high water.

374 customers are without power.

We are currently investigating when we can fix this.

More information will follow later tonight!

We apologize for the inconvenience.


AuthorEnexis FaultsMoment of places23: 37 - 14 July 2021

2 hours ago

Belgian village partly evacuated due to rising water

In the Belgian village of Moelingen, just across the border near Maastricht, 140 homes were evacuated on Wednesday evening. Due to the heavy rain of recent days, the river Berwijn has burst its banks. An emergency dike of sandbags, which had been constructed earlier in the day, has broken through.

Images from television channel VTM show that a large part of the village of 850 inhabitants is under water. According to the newspaper

Het Laatste Nieuws

, approximately 250 residents were removed from their homes by boats.

Mayor Joris Gaens van Voeren, the municipality that includes the village, told the newspaper: "I am deeply impressed. These are the worst floods that Voeren has known so far."

The E25 highway to the Netherlands is also closed, because a roundabout near the village is under water.

2 hours ago

2 hours ago

Agents go door-to-door in Valkenburg to check whether residents are at home.

Due to the ever-rising high water following the flooding of the Geul, many streets have been flooded.

2 hours ago

Images show how cars in Valkenburg are being dragged along by the heavy current.


Just in the streets of Valkenburg.

A car is swept away by the current of the water.

#Limburg #Valkenburg


AuthorGlenn MaessenMoment of places22: 08 - 14 July 2021

2 hours ago

The evacuation of residents of a hospice and a nursing home in Valkenburg continued until midnight.


#Valkenburg #file


AuthorjeremyMoment of Places22: 28 - 14 July 2021

2 hours ago

3 hours ago

Bull attacks farmer who wanted to bring cows to safety

A farmer was injured in the village of Neerijnen (Gelderland) on Wednesday after being attacked by a bull.

According to the police, the man was in a meadow near the river Waal trying to get cows to safety from the rising water.

The victim has been taken to hospital.

The bull was shot by a game warden.

3 hours ago

Due to the rainfall, the water levels of the Maas and the Roer will continue to rise in the coming days, warns the Limburg-Noord safety region.

Nevertheless, no problems are expected in the north of Limburg for the time being.

Due to the heavy rainfall, the #water levels of the #Meuse and the #Roer will continue to rise in the coming days.

#Waterschap #Limburg is taking necessary measures and for the time being does not foresee any problems in North Limburg


Author Limburg-North Security RegionMoment of places22:00 - 14 July 2021

3 hours ago

Timmermans: Thoughts are with our old neighbors of Oil Mill

European Commissioner Frans Timmermans wishes Limburgers strength in the flooding in the south of the province.

The PvdA politician, who comes from Heerlen, says on Twitter: "My thoughts are with our former neighbors across the street, the Reesink family, who renovated the Oliemolen so beautifully and who now had to swim for their lives."

The historic Oil Mill in Heerlen, a water mill from 1502, is a national monument.

The building flooded on Wednesday when the Caumerbeek overflowed its banks.

The stream now "runs right through the property," said Frank Reesink, the owners' son.

They run a bed & breakfast there.

3 hours ago

Also no train traffic to Liège on Thursday morning

Due to the flooding,

no train traffic to Liège

is possible until at least 9.00 on Thursday morning, the NS reports.

There is also limited train traffic to Aachen and Cologne due to the flooding in the border area.

The rail service recommends postponing travel.

3 hours ago

3 hours ago

In Valkenburg aan de Geul, the entertainment area has completely flooded.


Situation in Valkenburg aan de Geul now.

The entertainment area is completely empty.

#water nuisance #Limburg @RTLnieuws


Author Nils RompenMoment of places21: 26 - 14 July 2021

3 hours ago

Due to the heavy rainfall, one or more water catchment basins in the village of Schin op Geul (Limburg) broke through and overflowed on Wednesday, leaving streets flooded.


🌧️ LIVE: serious flooding in the south of Limburg!

A "wave" of water from the Ardennes is currently moving through the Geul: several villages are completely flooded and houses are in the water up to the 1st floor (!) .. @weermanreinier @StormHour @Weerplaza @ADnl @NUnl


Author Wouter van BernebeekMoment of places21: 09 - 14 July 2021

4 hours ago

All schools in Gulpen-Wittem municipality closed on Thursday

Due to the flooding, all primary schools and Sophianum secondary school in Gulpen-Wittem will remain


tomorrow, the municipality announced on Wednesday evening. The toddler care locations also keep their doors closed.

Gulpen-Wittem town hall will also be closed on Thursday. The municipality says on its website that residents who need temporary accommodation because of the flooding can report to the old school building of Sophianum. The municipality calls on extra attention to neighbors and vulnerable elderly.

Due to the flooding, tomorrow (15 July) all schools (both all primary and secondary schools the @SophianumPR) and all toddler care locations of @StichtingLVO, Kom Learning, Innovo and Speeltère in the municipality of Gulpen-Wittem will be closed for students and staff.


AuthorGulpen-Wittem MunicipalityMoment of places20: 31 - 14 July 2021

4 hours ago

A hospice and a nursing home in the Limburg city of Valkenburg have been evacuated due to the bad weather.

The reason is the constantly rising water as a result of the flooding of the Geul.

Nursing home and hospice in Valkenburg evacuated due to severe weather

4 hours ago

4 hours ago

Security region repeats call to stay at home The

South Limburg security region once again calls on people to stay indoors and not to seek out open water.

"Dangerous situations can arise due to flooding. We see streams and rivers overflowing their banks in various places. Stay indoors and do not come near rivers and streams!"

4 hours ago


Valkenburg is being washed away.😱 #Limburg #highwater #codered


AuthorRemcoMoment of places20: 24 - 14 July 2021

4 hours ago

In the center of Valkenburg, the water is now almost up to the knees.


Grotestraat #Valkenburg #1limburg #l1


Author Wouter NelissenMoment of places20: 23 - 14 July 2021

4 hours ago

Residents of Hoensbroek already have to deal with a high water level.

This can worsen if the nearby water buffer overflows or breaks through De Dem.

5 hours ago

Residents of the Valkenheim nursing home in Valkenburg are being evacuated to another nursing home at the request of the Sevagram Foundation due to the failure of utilities.

Families of residents can contact the Sevagram Foundation with questions.


AuthorSouth Limburg Security RegionMoment of places20: 19 - 14 July 2021

5 hours ago

Evacuations in Valkenburg due to flooding

A lot of rain has also fallen in Valkenburg.

A hospice and a nursing home in the city have been evacuated, Mayor Daan Prevoo announced for the disaster channel



A campsite near Valkenburg has also been evacuated.

The reason is the constantly rising water as a result of the flooding of the Geul.

The people are taken to unnamed shelters.

The town hall of Valkenburg remains open all night.

People who have to leave their homes due to the high water or who are deprived of gas, water and light can go there.

From there you can look for a dry shelter.


Meanwhile, the center of Valkenburg is turning into Venice aan de Geul.

(image via Marcel van Loo) #emergency weather #Limburg #water nuisance #valkenburg @RTLnieuws


Author Nils RompenMoment of places20: 08 - 14 July 2021

5 hours ago

Emergency services help with placing sandbags in Hoensbroek.

5 hours ago

Red Cross supplies camp beds to the municipality in South Limburg

The Red Cross supplies one hundred camp beds to the municipality of Gulpen-Wittem, in case people cannot spend the night at home due to flooding.

The Red Cross is also present with teams of volunteers in the municipalities of Simpelveld and Gulpen-Wittem.

The volunteers are ready to receive people who are or will be affected by the flooding.

5 hours ago

Propping up the Dem water buffer proves impossible.

Local residents therefore have to take significant flooding into account.

Therefore the call to stay away from the water buffer.

We ask local residents to take measures to limit damage as much as possible.


Author Municipality of HeerlenMoment of places19: 01 - 14 July 2021

5 hours ago

Supporting the Hoensbroek water basin impossible, homes threatened

It appears impossible to support the large water basin that is intended to prevent a neighborhood in Hoensbroek from being flooded. The municipality of Heerlen warns residents of the lower parts of this district of Heerlen to take significant flooding into account. She also calls on everyone to stay away from the water buffer, which is filled with 120,000 cubic meters of water and is now overflowing.

The municipality and emergency services are asking threatened residents to take measures to limit the damage as much as possible. The soldiers who, according to a spokesman for the security region, would come to help prop up the water basin, have not arrived there. A reason for this is unknown.

The soldiers appear to have gone to Gulpen, because the access roads to this hill country village were flooded.

The army trucks must continue to make delivery and removal from the village possible, according to the same spokesperson on disaster channel



6 hours ago

Severe flooding due to severe weather in Limburg

6 hours ago

Anyone wishing to hit the roads in Limburg at the moment will benefit from a water scooter rather than a car.


Jet skiing on the streets of #Limburg;

it can and it actually happens 😂👇🏼


AuthorEmre HoogduijnMoment of places19: 10 - 14 July 2021

6 hours ago

Donderdag tien keer zo veel water als normaal door de Maas
Het regent niet alleen in Limburg, maar ook in de Ardennen. Als gevolg daarvan schieten ook de waterstanden in de Maas omhoog. Donderdag voert de rivier naar verwachting ruim tien keer zo veel water af als normaal. Op de Belgisch-Nederlandse grens staat het water donderdagavond volgens Rijkswaterstaat 5 meter hoger dan normaal. Uiterwaarden zullen daarbij overstromen. Dit is hoger dan de hoogste zomerstand van 1980 en komt ook in de buurt van het winterrecord van 1995.

6 uur geleden

Extreme neerslag in #Limburg én in de Ardennen. Als gevolg schiet de Maas in zeer korte tijd naar grootste hoogte in meer dan 40 jaar - kan donderdagnacht aan grens België-Nederland 50 meter(!) boven NAP komen, toont verwachting @Rijkswaterstaat. Dat is "extreem hoogwater" @NUnl


Author Rolf SchuttenhelmMoment of places18: 22 - 14 July 2021

yesterday at 6:56 pm

If the expectation comes true, the highest water level ever will be reached in the Roer tonight or tomorrow.

In this scenario, 180 m3 of water per second flows through the Roer.

Purple is possible flood area, red is inhabited area.

Check out


Author Limburg-North Security RegionMoment of places18: 36 - July 14, 2021

yesterday at 6:46 pm


🌧️ To realize how much water is on its way to the Netherlands, we look at some bizarre images from the Ardennes.

The Maas is going to rise a bit!

#floodingCredits: Christelle Jeanpierre (fb)


Author Wouter van BernebeekMoment of places17: 35 - July 14, 2021

yesterday at 6:28 pm

In Heerlen the water is so high that some cars are in danger of going under.

(Photo: Tim Uiterwijk)

yesterday at 6:21 pm

Highest water level ever expected in the river Roer

In the night from Wednesday to Thursday, the Roer reached its highest water level ever between the German border at Vlodrop and the estuary in the Maas at Roermond.

According to the Limburg-Noord Safety Region, 180 cubic meters of water per second will pass around that time.

In previous high water events, the Roer reached peaks of around 120 cubic meters per second.

"Due to the heavy rainfall, the water in the Roer is rising rapidly," according to the security region.

"Extremely high water levels are expected."

The region calls on people who live near the Roer to prepare.

The region also calls on people who do not live there to stay away.

yesterday at 18:18

Tomorrow code yellow for heavy rain in eight other provinces

In addition to the code red for Limburg for tomorrow, KNMI has also issued code yellow for eight other provinces due to heavy rain.

Residents of North Brabant, Gelderland, Utrecht, Flevoland, Overijssel, Drenthe, Friesland and Groningen must also take into account heavy showers tomorrow, which can lead to local flooding.

Particularly in the north, a lot of rain will fall from next night.

In Groningen and Drenthe, 20 to 40 millimeters can fall in a short time, which can lead to flooding.

yesterday at 5:52 pm

The residents of South Limburg are doing their utmost to keep the water out of their homes and buildings.

yesterday at 5:46 pm

The rainfall has caused many rivers, canals and streams to burst their banks.

As a result, much arable land overflows.

yesterday at 5:23 PM

The track in #Eijsden has been flooded.

Together with the emergency services, we are closely monitoring the situation on the railways in Limburg and are taking immediate measures if necessary.

#Code red


AuthorProRailMoment of places17: 22 - 14 July 2021

yesterday at 5:21 PM

The Geul near Wijlre has overflowed its banks.

The Limburg Water Board is deploying all available equipment against flooding in the province.

The water board drives pumps to vulnerable places and installs demountable flood defenses in dykes.

The water board is therefore anticipating the latest forecast from Rijkswaterstaat, which shows a peak discharge of 2,735 cubic meters per second on Thursday evening near Maastricht.

That is unusually high for July and will subsequently lead to high water levels in the Meuse elsewhere in the province from Friday.

yesterday at 17:11

Residents lay down sandbags in Hoensbroek.

Homes near the De Dem water buffer are at risk of flooding because the buffer is overcrowded and will most likely



yesterday at 17:03

Geen treinen tussen Maastricht en Luik
Door wateroverlast op het spoor rijden tussen Maastricht en Luik geen treinen, meldt de NS. De verwachting is op dit moment dat de treinen morgenochtend weer gaan rijden. Tussen Maastricht en Luik rijden stopbussen.

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