1953 North Sea flooding disaster

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  1. dppintr2

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    The biggest natural disaster of the twentieth century in the Netherlands is without a doubt the North Sea flood of 1953. It occurred on the night of Saturday, January 31 and the morning of Sunday, February 1. The floods struck the Netherlands the hardest.

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    Ouwerkerk flood museum

    A trip report with pictures can be found here

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    Interesting history and wonderful photos. Thank you!
     
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    #manmadeclimatechange

    #thisisallsomuchworse



    If you want flood, look up the 'grote mandrenke' or the St Lucia flood.
     
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    What he said. I really enjoyed reading your write-up.

    I feel a special connection there, since I lived in NL (Bennekom and then Wageningen) in 1980-81, when I was six years old. It was a wonderful experience, and I have many fond memories of it. I've only been back once, unfortunately (in 2002). I really need to get back there!