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Giant Tidal Control Gates and Walls

The countries with money have been constructing storm surge and tidal barriers.  Examples from The Netherlands, UK, Russia and Italy.

Thames tidal barrier in London
Thames tidal barrier in London
Venice raised tidal barrier.
Venice raised tidal barrier.
Venice tidal barrier raised and lowered by pumping air or water into the chamber.
Venice tidal barrier raised and lowered by pumping air or water into the chamber.
Inflatable storm surge barrier in Ramspol, The Netherlands
Inflatable storm surge barrier in Ramspol, The Netherlands
Inflatable storm surge barrier in Ramspol, The Netherlands
Inflatable storm surge barrier in Ramspol, The Netherlands
St. Petersburg tidal barrier.
St. Petersburg tidal barrier.

Volunteer Flood Teams

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Above, like volunteer fire brigades, the Netherlands have volunteer flood teams help their communities in the event of breaks in the dikes.

Below the Royal National Lifeboat Institute volunteers.

Ireland Flood Rescue Team training in North Wales

Below is the 2009 memorial to RNLI volunteers that lost their lives attempting to save people drowning in the UK, Ireland and elsewhere.  Artist: Sam Holland. Location: Dorset, UK.

Arbroath trainee crew
Arbroath trainee crew