Floods of 1953
Fortunately, the floods of 1 February 1953 did not result in any deaths in Sint-Annaland. They did cause a great deal of damage though. The inner harbour flooded and the water made its way to the lower parts of the town via Voorstraat, then called Langestraat, and Suzannawegje. The sugarbeet crane in the harbour was washed away. The paving of the main street was also not able to withstand the water. The paving stones were washed away, up to the school on the Ring.