Perhaps now you'll understand why I call my neck of the woods 'The Wetlands'.
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Like the Florida keys, our islands are connected like a string of pearls through thin strips of sandy land, or through long bridges which double as barrage dams.
The islands were all proper islands until the Great Flood of February 1953, when huge parts of the islands were inundated in a fierce tidal surge, causing hundreds of people to lose their lives. After that they built a system of dams and bridges (the Deltawerken) to protect the islands and hinterlands from the next monster spring tide which is sure to come sometime.