Flood management: preparing for the storm

The repaired breach in the sea defences after the Xynthia storm event at La Rochelle.



  • Flood damage from the 1953 East Coast storm surge
  • Author Andy McCombe (left) with Colonel Eric Peuch fire chief and host for the La Rochelle seminar in France
  • La Rochelle harbour on a calm, sunny day.
  • The repaired breach in the sea defences after the Xynthia storm event at La Rochelle.