Thursday, November 08, 2007

Tidal Wave

On many occasions in the past, my father tells me of the "1953 flood". Margate and the surrounding area was cut off for a couple of days.

At this moment a similar threat hangs over Eastern England. Nothing like the severity of over 50 years ago but according to the BBC, lives "could be at risk"

More here on 1953 Flood

1 comment:

Ross said...

Thankfully it seems to have turned out to be a (very) damp squib.

The scale of the 1953 flooding was incredible with over a thousand people dead,yet for whatever reason it doesn't seem to be remembered as well as many smaller disasters that have occurred since. Anglia television used to make documentaries about it once in a while, but other than that it never seems to have become part of the national psyche in the way that something like the 1987 storm has.