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Competition Intents fights in opposition to flooding: ‘Obtained a whole lot of messages’

On the website in Oisterwijk the place the Intents Competition will probably be held subsequent weekend, everyone seems to be working onerous to get the fields as dry as potential. And to maintain. “We now have flooding because of the heavy rain. Luckily, the pageant website is in good situation. The tenting websites are the issue: one meadow is best than the opposite,” says Jochem Liebregts, spokesperson for the pageant.

At least forty milliliters of rainwater fell on the poorer tenting website throughout the evening from Friday to Saturday. “The water additionally drains much less rapidly at that website. Generally there’s extra rain than different instances. We now have already obtained a whole lot of messages from involved pageant guests in regards to the tenting websites.”

The location in Oisterwijk is at the moment working with all its would possibly. “Further ditches are being dug and the water is pumped from the prevailing ditches. A tractor is used to attract trenches on the tenting website in order that the water can movement by quicker,” Jochem explains.

By drawing trenches, the water drains away quicker (photograph: Competition Intents).

In instances of want you get to know your mates. “A neighborhood resident has made a chunk of a better meadow accessible for the pageant. We’re very pleased with that. We will additionally accommodate our tenting company there.” About twenty thousand guests use the campsite at Intents Competition.

The group of the pageant has positioned a press release with measures on its web site. “Sadly, get together tents will not be allowed to be arrange, as a result of everybody places their very own tent round them, which takes up an excessive amount of area. We would like each customer to pitch their tent on piece of floor.”

“One pageant tent has a raised flooring, in order that guests don’t get moist ft.”

The pageant’s ten levels are positioned on a greater a part of the location. “We additionally fully lined the pageant website with picket floorboards and street plates. We had an issue with one tent as a result of the water didn’t soak into the bottom as rapidly. We put in a raised flooring there, in order that pageant guests don’t get moist ft in any case.”

The pageant website is roofed with picket slabs (photograph: Competition Intents).

The run-up to the pageant, which attracts seventy thousand guests yearly, goes easily this yr. “It is a massive setback. We have been working in direction of this for a complete yr. We at all times have good climate in June. Even the climate apps all say one thing completely different now,” Liebregts notes.

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