Zeeland flood museum flooded

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Flood Museum in Ouwerkerk, Zeeland (Picture: Wikimedia Commons/Hans van der Bie/Oosterland1967). (Flood Museum in Ouwerkerk, Zeeland (Picture: Wikimedia Commons/Hans van der Bie/Oosterland1967))

A combination of a whirlwind and heavy rain on Thursday morning has flooded the Flood Museum in Ouwerkerk, Zeeland.

According to the museum, the rainwater is usually drained by municipality pumps. But this time there was so much of it, that it could not simply be drained away. And so the water ended up in the museum through a side wall, NOS reports.

The fire brigade was called in to pump the water out of the reception hall. "They pumped out most of the water", Lianne Kooijman of the Flood Museum said to local news agency PZC. "Now we're waiting for the cleaning crew to suck up the remaining water with a water vacuum."

The museum is open as usual, despite the flooding. "Visitors can easily avoid the hall, so it's not a big problem."

See the whirlwind on the video below:

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