Mina Verton survived the flood disaster: ‘My grandmother disappeared in the waves’ | Interior

In the night of January 31 to February 1, 1953, a violent storm caused dozens of dike breaches in the southwest of the Netherlands. 1,836 people lost their lives. As a twelve-year-old girl, Mina Verton (82) floated for a night on wreckage and survived the Watersnood disaster. She did lose her brother, grandmother and uncle, among others. Seventy years after the disaster, she tells her story to NU.nl. “We have been in agony. We were so afraid that the water would come again.”

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