The level of the Maas river in Limburg continued to rise on Friday afternoon, as the thaw continued in the nearby hilly Ardennes region in Belgium.
Sandbags are being piled up in areas considered most vulnerable to flooding and farmers in Noord-Brabant have been warned to remove cattle and other livestock from fields close to the river.
Officials expect the river to reach its maximum height in Maastricht by Saturday morning at the latest.
Other small rivers are also in danger of breaking their banks in some places, Nos television reported.
In Belgium, there has also been widespread flooding because of the thaw and high water level in rivers. According to the Telegraaf, four people have been killed in the floods.
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