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01/02/1953 Flooding in Netherlands kills 1,836

The North Sea flood was a major flood caused by a heavy storm. The floods struck the Netherlands, Belgium, England and Scotland. A combination of a high spring tide and a severe European windstorm over the North Sea caused a storm tide; the combination of wind, high tide, and low pressure led to a water level of more than 5.6 meters above mean sea level in some locations.