Hundreds Evacuated Amid Dutch Dike Break Fears

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Storm, Scheveningen. Donderdag 5Januari, 2012 storm raast over Nederland met rukwinden tot 110kilometer per uur. Caption and Photo source: ©© Roel Wijnants


Police and military personnel evacuated 800 people from four villages in the low-lying northern Netherlands on Friday amid fears of a dike break following days of drenching rains.

A quarter of the Netherlands is below sea level and 55 percent of the country is considered susceptible to flooding…

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