Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Netherlands Ill Prepared for Flood Catastrophe

The Netherlands can learn much from the experience of the United States with the flooding of New Orleans. Thus says Jan Franssen, the Queen’s Commissioner of the Province of Southern Holland and Chairman of the Task Force for the Management of Floods. According to him, the Netherlands is ill prepared should such a flood occur, as happened in 1953. There is no plan as to who is in charge in such a case, as so many responsibilities in the country are decentralized.


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