Flood Prone Areas

Reading about the floods resulting from the heavy rainfall in Cumbria last week made me think about the potential for disaster here in the Netherlands. By coincidence, I see that the Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics published an item on the 19th November that states that 6 million people live in flood-prone areas of the Netherlands, and those areas are also where one-third of the GDP is generated. It’s small comfort to note, looking at the map on that page, that we have at least relocated ourselves from the heart of a flood-prone area to one which is not.

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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