Weather of Arabia - A strong summer storm hit the Netherlands and parts of Germany on Wednesday; It caused two deaths, damaged homes and forced one of Europe's busiest airports to cancel or delay hundreds of flights.
In detail, the National Institute of Meteorology announced the maximum state of alert in three provinces; As Storm Polly hit the country with heavy rains and strong winds, according to “Sky News Arabia”, the institute said that one storm on the west coast of Amsterdam recorded a speed of just over 145 kilometers per hour.
At the beginning of yesterday afternoon, the level of alert decreased, while the storm headed to the northeast, and its strength weakened, and the Dutch media showed pictures of trees uprooted, and rubble toppled by the storm, and scattered in the streets of Amsterdam, The Hague and the city of Harlem .. while the storm moved during the crowded morning rush hour Strong winds also battered some parts of northwest Germany.
Schiphol Airport, one of the busiest airports in Europe, announced on its website that it expected "very limited air traffic" in the afternoon; This will lead to cancellation and delay of incoming and outgoing flights.
By mid-afternoon, as the storm abated, the airport announced that more planes could take off and land, but the disruption continues, while the national railway company has also stopped all trains in northern Holland.
In Germany, some ferry services to islands off the North Sea have been cancelled, trees have been downed on a railway line between Emden and Leer, and a line between Hamburg and Sylt, a popular holiday destination between Husum and Nijbüll, has also been closed.
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