"On some of the larger islands, particularly on the island of Walcheren, the damage was particularly great, especially long lists of the dead. The family members were killed one by one, as postepennorazvalivalis home; or a child or even an adult, could no longer endure painfully sharp wind and ice water. In the village of Tholen one man saw the drowning of his wife and 12 children, and could not help them, being, trapped in the upper room of his house. In the same village, two young men - the groom and the bride - held on the crest of the dam serving as on a desert island, more than a day. When rescuers arrived, the girl had died from the cold and wind, and the groom has gone mad. One man hung on the telegraph wires for two days. Another caught the radio antenna and, when after 27 hours it was removed, he was still alive "- so tell professionals flooding the sad events of January 1953. According to the most conservative estimates, the total damage from the flood, which is arranged storm waves of the North Sea, in England amounted to about $ 125 million, and the Netherlands - twice.
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