Sea wall failure kills dozens in France
March 2, 2010
A seawall that supposedly dates to the Napoleonic era failed and led to at least 50 deaths in a coastal French town
as 26' tall waves went into the community. It's the worst storm to hit France in a decade
, and it overwhelmed dikes and produced winds of more than 100 mph at the top of the Eiffel Tower.
We may be landlocked here in the Upper Midwest, but we do face flooding of our own. Among the tools we have available to manage and mitigate floodwaters along dikes and floodwalls: flap gates
, sluice gates
, and tide-regulated gates. Contact us
any time with any questions you might have.
last revised March 2010