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Friday, 19 September 2014

RAINING MAN - THE ZAGREB FLOOD OF 1964

It's been raining in Houston all night long and in the morning I woke up to flash flood warnings on my phone. It kept raining and I had to think about the floods in the Balkans.

A while ago I found footage from a flood that struck Zagreb in 1964, after which dams and overflow areas were constructed along the river Sava, that are now usually green pastures. The video runs for 15 minutes, but shows how people dealt with it back then: milk and bread was delivered in a boat to a whole apartment complex. It's also great to see how much (or how little, for that matter) the city changed.


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