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Dutch visitors give Avalon tips to fight flooding

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Press photo by Matthew Strabuk

On July 31 2013, at the Avalon Senior Center, visitors from the Netherlands were in Avalon to look at their storm mitigation efforts. Cape May County Chamber of Commerce Director Vicki Clark speaks with Dutch Economic Officer Arjan Braamskamp before a meeting discussing similarities and differences in approaches to flood mitigation.

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AVALON - The Dutch are known the world over for constructing dikes and successfully holding back the sea. The borough constructed its first rock groin in 1939.

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Press photo by Matthew Strabuk

On July 31 2013, at the Avalon Senior Center, visitors from the Netherlands were in Avalon to look at their storm mitigation efforts. Cape May County Chamber of Commerce Director Vicki Clark speaks with Dutch Economic Officer Arjan Braamskamp before a meeting discussing similarities and differences in approaches to flood mitigation.