There are hundreds of stories of despair, rescue and perseverance after the flood of August 1955.

If you have stories you would like to share about the flood, consider using The website collects photos, videos and stories about events in history from all over the globe.

Material collected for this project is already included on

Browse the photos and stories on the right, or click on the link "see more and get involved" to add your own.

Flood of 1955