Holland tower flood
at the night on the 1. February 1953 occurred a storm tide, which large parts of the Netherlands coast, as well as Südengland and in smaller measure also Belgium, Denmark and France concerned. By the simultaneous occurrence of a strong spring tide and a storm the North Sea rose partly over over 3.30 meters. According to official data 1,853 humans, the largest part of it died in the southwest province Zeeland in the Netherlands. In Great Britain 307 humans found death.
the tide in the Netherlands
in the southern provinces Zeeland, Zuid Holland and Noord Brabant caused the flooding of the islands and the Polder and forced the evacuation of over 70.000 humans. Drowned 200,000 utilizable animals, 3,000 dwellings and 300 yards completely were destroyed, to 40,000 dwellings and 3,000 farms damaged. Altogether 200,000 hectares field, according to nearly 10% of the Netherlands area of arable land, were flooded and made unfruchtbar by the seawater for long time. The material damage became at that time estimated on 900 million guldens. The disaster accelerated the implementation of the delta plan.