Storm en noodweer in Nederland
News item about the Zuiderzee flood of 1916, shown a few days after the disaster happened.
A severe storm on January 14, 1916, caused flooding in many areas around the Zuiderzee. This news item contains images of the heavily hit locations, including the Anna Paulowna polder and Edam. Because the sluices were closed, the boats had to be dragged along the dike from one polder to the next. We also see how cows were herded together in Edam’s church.
The disaster, which took the lives of sixteen inhabitants of the island of Marken, accelerated the decision-making process regarding the closure of the Zuiderzee.
Algemeen Handelsblad, 17 januari 1916