On Jan. 31, 2013, the 60th anniversary of the flood, a memorial stone in the Lincolnshire resort of Mablethorpe, England will be unveiled. The stone is to be a permanent tribute to the 47 lives lost during the Great Flood in Lincolnshire, according to the BBC.
On the night of Jan. 31, a fierce storm brought torrents of rain and strong winds to the eastern coast of England. The storm lasted into the morning hours of Feb. 1. In England alone, 307 people were killed.
The combination of the rain and a high storm surge (caused by the winds across the North Sea) left tens of thousands of people homeless in the U.K., according to thesugargirls.com.
Belgium, England, Scotland and the Netherlands were all impacted by the flood. In all, more than 2,000 people died.
Some of the funds for the memorial were raised by Helen Parkhurst, the former mayor of Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea.
The memorial stone, made of Norwegian granite, is 6 feet tall and weights six tonnes (more than 13,000 pounds). The memorial is to serve as a reminder that floods, like that of 1953, are still a risk today.
Comments that don't add to the conversation may be automatically or manually removed by Facebook or AccuWeather. Profanity, personal attacks, and spam will not be tolerated.
While no major storms are pressing the northeastern United States in the short-term, milder air will trigger spotty, light snow and freezing drizzle to start the week.
Urduja, known globally as Kai-tak, will continue to unleash life-threatening flooding rain and mudslides as it slowly crosses the Philippines into Monday.
As frigid air plunges into and builds over the central United States, a stormy pattern with snow, ice and rain may unfold from Texas to Maine for Christmas holiday travelers.
Those getting a head start on holiday travel across the Rockies and Midwest late this week may be faced with disruptive snow along the way.
While waves of arctic air will continue to pour across the Great Lakes and New England this weekend, milder air will surge farther northward early this week.
The cold reprieve unfolding across the United States will not last long with waves of chilly air set to invade many parts of the country in the days leading up to Christmas.
Winds will again kick up and become strong, raising the risk of rapidly spreading wildfires in Southern California through Sunday as firefighters continue to battle the historic Thomas Fire.
After an unseasonably quiet start to December in the northwestern United States, a significant storm will set its sights on the region spanning Tuesday to Wednesday.