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Water Board seeks volunteer guards for ‘dike brigade’

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DORDRECHT - The area’s Water Board is inviting people to join its volunteer dike army, a group of people charged with checking and guarding the area’s dikes during storms, heavy rainfall or the threat of flooding. The Board manages over 660 kilometres of dikes and dunes in the southern, island-rich part of South-Holland and is one of the largest of its kind in the Netherlands. The volunteers will complement the small group of professional guards, who in time of impending disaster likely will be ill-equipped for the immense task. New volunteers will get training and be called up for a once-a-year emergency drill.