1953 North Sea flood

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1953 North Sea flood
Aftermath of the flood in Oude-Tonge, Goeree-Overflakkee, Netherlands
Aftermath of the flood in Oude-Tonge, Goeree-Overflakkee, Netherlands
How long: 31 January – 1 February 1953
Deaths: 2,551
Damages: 9% of total Dutch farmland flooded, 30,000 animals drowned, 47,300 buildings damaged of which 10,000 destroyed
Areas affected: Netherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom

On 31 January and 1 February 1953, large parts of the Netherlands, Belgium and the United Kingdom were flooded because of a storm.[1] Over 2,500 people were killed.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ten pictures that show what flooding looked like in 1953". Channel 4 News. 2014-02-11. Retrieved 2021-10-03.