October 11 1634 CE – The Burchardi Flood Kills 15,000 in Northern Germany

October 11 1634 CE – The Burchardi Flood Kills 15,000 in Northern Germany3 (60%) 2 votes *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons The waters of the North Sea can be vicious, particularly as Arctic winds sweep down with increasing frequency in fall and winter months. On October 11, 1634, a wicked storm moved in from the southwest, boosting waves over the dike system in North Frisia and Dithmarschen. Weakened over the course of several years, the levees soon ruptured, flooding areas well into mainland Germany, destroying dozens of miles of coastline and drowning 15,000 people. All along the northern edge of Germany and eastern coast of Denmark, life had been incredibly difficult […]