Can I be flooded?
A large proportion of our country is situated below sea level and it accommodates many major rivers that find their way to the sea. More than half of the Dutch population lives in a flood-prone area. Together with other water managers, Rijkswaterstaat is continually working on the flood protection of our country. For example, we are strengthening the coast, maintaining dykes and storm surge barriers, and giving rivers more room. However, nature is fickle, so things may go wrong someday. In order to minimise casualties and damage, it is important for businesses and residents to know what they need to do. On the overstroomik.nl website, anyone can enter his postal code and find out how high the water may rise in his vicinity. Is evacuation an option or would it be better to stay put?