Municipality of Zwijndrecht

The Municipality of Zwijndrecht in the Netherlands has applied 90 BoxBarriers to protect the buildings located in the area outside the regelar dikes along the river the Old Maas from flooding due to high waterlevels. The first application was during the storm on the 5th of December 2013. In the past large big bags filled with sand were applied which would remain present during the full winter period. After highwater the BoxBarriers were easily removed, transported and stored at the warf of the Municipality. 

Placement of the Boxbarriers was shown on RTV Rijnmond (Dutch Television):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm5VSUiUgyA&feature=youtu.be

http://www.rijnmond.nl/nieuws/05-12-2013/hulpdiensten-bereiden-zich-voor-op-de-storm

http://www.nufoto.nl/fotos/420650/kade-zwijndrecht-overstroomt.html