Sunday, September 11, 2005

OpinionJournal - Extra: Katrina, Juliana and Wilhelmina

In 1953, a killer storm collapsed the Dutch levee system in 500 places. Simon Rozendaal compares that disaster with Hurricane Katrina.

1 comment:

Bookworm said...

I was thinking about that event all this week. When I was in 6th grade, I somehow stumbled across a book written for high schoolers, which told the story of a girl who experienced that catastrophic flood. I'll never forget the book's descriptions of the dead bodies floating by as she and her family clung to the roof of their house. The Dutch rebuilt the dykes with a level of sophistication that should still stand them in good stead today.