On the 1st of August 2018 I took a 59 km (36.6 miles) bikeride. My goal was to go over the Gorinchem Merwede Bridge (south), go east to Zaltbommel, cross the bridge (see picture) towards north and go home, west.....
Along the road I took some pictures, (shown this week) and today I show some pictiures "how high" the water was in Zaltbommel in 1995 and people had to leave the city. The water came 16 meter, 48 feet above "NAP". Amsterdam Ordance Datum.
In the Netherlands a total of 250.000 people fled for the high water caused by extreme rainfall in Belgium and France, our rivers could not handle all the water and 31st of January 1995 is the date that many will remember.
In Gorinchem a lot of people are still looking for their furnuture, stacked in big sea containers which were brought to...????? they forgot to make note of where they went.....but then, lives are more important than furnuture.
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