Insurer Interpolis has already received ‘a lot of damage reports’ on Friday evening, a spokesperson said. The counter stands at more than 2400 reports, while storm Eunice has not yet finished.
In a few hours, the number of damage reports since Wednesday evening rose from 1062 (especially reports after storm Dudley) ‘to no less than 2421 at 8 p.m. Friday evening’.
More than 90 percent of those reports concern damage to homes. “This often involves damage to roofs due to roof tiles or roof parts that have blown loose and there is damage from falling branches and trees.”
Most reports come from South Holland, followed by North Brabant and North Holland.
The insurer advises people to remain cautious and ‘don’t play crazy antics’ to assess the damage or take emergency measures. “So don’t go up on the roof while it’s still storming.”
Many hundreds of reports to security regions
Many safety regions were also busy today with reports of damage and inconvenience caused by the storm. For example, according to a spokeswoman, exactly 399 reports were received at the control room of the Central and West Brabant Security Region between 10:00 and 19:00.
Most reports came from Breda, followed by Tilburg and Bergen op Zoom. The peak of the reports was between 4 and 5 pm, after that it became less busy. Most of the damage was caused by fallen trees and blown-off roofs. This caused damage to the roofs of a shopping center and the fire station in Bergen op Zoom. The roof of a block of houses in Dongen was also blown off by the wind.
In the region around Eindhoven, the control room was overloaded, according to a spokesperson for the Brabant Southeast Safety Region. Employees from all fire stations are at work, a spokesperson said. This involves removing trees and branches from the road and repairing damage to homes and business premises.
Branches and trees
The Zeeland fire brigade received at least 380 reports of nuisance caused by the storm. This included reports of blown roofs and fallen trees. The fire brigade made sure that all posts were occupied on Friday afternoon to be able to hear people on the spot. This was decided because of the overload of the telephone lines. The fire brigade was no longer present at the fire stations from 8 p.m., because the control room was then easily accessible again.
In Limburg, the damage caused by the storm was largely limited to fallen trees and flying roof tiles. Limburg is the only province for which the milder code yellow was issued. Yet the fire brigade in South Limburg also complained about the large number of reports, which caused the control room to become overloaded and people had to wait longer for assistance.
The South Holland South Safety Region had to receive about 250 reports until 8 p.m. Then the number decreased. “But before the fire brigade has dealt with all these requests for help, we will still be busy for a while,” the safety region tweeted.
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