December 5, 2023

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Storm Kieran: Ships are not allowed to board the Scheldt • Death in France, wind gusts exceeding 200 km/h

Storm Kieran: Ships are not allowed to board the Scheldt • Death in France, wind gusts exceeding 200 km/h

Today, the Ciaran storm depression will cause a strong southwesterly current over our areas. Wind speeds will reach 5 to 7 Bft in most parts of the country, and 7 to 8 offshore. The maximum wind speed ranges between 70 (far southeast) and 90 km/h in the east, between 80 and 100 km/h in the centre, and between 90 and 110 km/h in the west.

• The RMI warns between 6am this morning and 8am on Friday with code orange in West Flanders and code yellow in the rest of the country. Number 1722 For storm and water damage it is activated. the number Intended for non-life-threatening situations, such as storms or water damage that require the presence of firefighters. In this way, the emergency line 112 can be reserved for potentially life-threatening situations.

• Train traffic is likely to be seriously disrupted throughout the day. I will there There are no trains running between Bruges and the coast, and local trains can travel at a maximum speed of 80 kilometers per hour. “Some trains will not run, and other trains have changed route or modified departure times,” NMBS reports.

Storm Ciaran is moving across a wide area between southern England and the western coast of France. He came to France Ciaran made landfall yesterday in Brittany in the far west, where code red applies. Firefighters had to respond dozens of times to, among other things, remove trees. French President Emmanuel Macron urged residents of the provinces expected to be affected “not to take risks” and to stay in their homes.

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• Me tooThe Met Office said wind speeds in the UK were expected to reach 140 kilometers per hour. Coastal areas in the southwest and south-east of England are particularly at risk.

in The Dutch coastal region will implement Code Orange as of 11 a.m. Thursday, KNMI reports. The Meteorological Institute warns of very strong winds in the provinces of Zealand, North and South Holland, and the Wadden region.