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Netherlands Military Helps Evacuate Flood-Stricken Residents of Limburg[1]

Dutch military units responded to intense flooding in the town of Valkenburg, in the Netherlands province of Limburg, on Wednesday, July 15, as severe flooding hit Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands.Around 100 soldiers were deployed to help deal with the chaos, according to local reports.Reports said over 400 homes in the town lost power on Wednesday and several nursing homes and hospice sites were evacuated.

No deaths had been reported in the Netherlands at the time of writing.At least 105 people had died in Germany and 20 in Belgium as of July 16, reports said.Footage released by the Netherlands Defense Ministry shows soldiers and local authorities laying sandbags and helping transport elderly people in Valkenburg to dry areas on Wednesday.

Credit: Netherlands Defense Ministry via Storyful


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