Several campsites along the major rivers are clearing their camping spots in the floodplains, reports Omroep Gelderland Wednesday. Due to the heavy rainfall in Limburg, the Ardennes and southern Germany, the banks along the Rhine, Meuse and Waal will be under water in the coming days. At the weekend, the water level of the Rhine is estimated to be between twelve and thirteen meters above NAP. In Limburg, where streets were flooded on Tuesday, even more rain is expected on Wednesday and Thursday.
Because it is high season, there are many campers at most campsites along the Maas, Waal and Rhine. Anciëlla Tap of camping Waalstrand in Gendt tells Omroep Gelderland that about eighty to ninety places must be evacuated. Some campsite owners try to move their guests to higher places so that they can continue their holiday.
Rijkswaterstaat advises Wednesday to avoid going up the Meuse for pleasure boating during the high water period. The high rainfall and associated high water levels can lead to a faster flow. Sail a number of foot and bicycle ferries across the Waal and the Rhine temporarily not, reports the Floodplain Foundation .
For the Limburg region, the KNMI has announced code orange until Thursday evening. After the heavy rain on Tuesday evening, which flooded streets in Heerlen and the A79 motorway, among other things, another 150 millimeters of rain could fall locally in the coming days, according to the institute. In, among others, the municipality of Voerendaal Sandbags are distributed to residents as a precaution to prevent their houses from being flooded. Citizens are also urged not to call emergency number 112 if only their basement is flooded.