The Netherlands has declared code orange – with some parts rising the emergency to code red.
The Netherlands has declared code orange – with some parts rising the emergency to code red – as the country is currently getting blown away by winds as strong as 120 kilometers per hour. Indeed, the situation is so terrifying people have taken to Twitter to share footage under the hashtag #Storm.
Scrolling through the feed, there are numerous videos showing people literally getting dragged to the ground by the excessive wind. Indeed, the hashtag #westerstorm is currently trending across the country.
The severity of the situation is quite apparent in the footage.
What is more concerning is that the storm is affecting numerous cities (though in all fairness, the Netherlands is a fairly small country to start with).
Here is some of the footage circulating on the web:
— Marco (@tensioncoach) January 18, 2018
More shockingly, there are numerous clips capturing various cabins, portable toilets and even buildings getting blown away in a similar fashion.
Su Sonia Herring
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