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Flood column on Mandø

The storm surge column stands on the road through the dunes past the rescue station down to the sea. It tells of Mandø's close contact with the not always peaceful Wadden Sea.

Many times over the centuries, the sea has washed in over Mandø. The current flood column was erected in 1959. It is crowned with a bronze wreath with the initials of the four corners of the world.

In October 1634, the Danish part of the Wadden Sea was hit by a storm and subsequent storm surge that changed the coast forever.
The water level was 6.3 meters above normal and it is estimated that between 8,000 and 15,000 people drowned during the storm that hit the entire west coast of Jutland.

See also the flood column at Mandø Ebbevej on the mainland with a carving of "Mrs. Ingeborg".