Superstorm Blocking the Sea (copy)
FILE – This February 1953 file photo shows an aerial view of a windmill pump elevated above the floodwaters in the coastal village of Oude Tonge in The Netherlands. It took the collapse of dikes, drowning deaths of more than 1,800 people, and evacuation of another 100,000 in 1953 for the Dutch to say “Never again!” They have since constructed the world’s sturdiest battery of dikes, dams and barriers. No disaster on that scale has happened since. (AP Photo/File