At the end of Korte Engelenburgerkade, an elongated warehouse stands on the right. Between the signs Nuremberg and England, a flood stone can be seen at eye level. That's how high the water rose in 1953 during the flood. On February 1, 1953, 1,835 people died on the Zeeland and South Holland Islands, when a heavy storm helped by spring tides caused dikes to fail. In Dordrecht, two people were killed. The city escaped The Disaster, although all inner and outer dike areas of the inner city were flooded. That a tragedy did not occur was due to the efforts of hundreds of Dordrecht citizens,
but mainly to a tragedy elsewhere. In 's-Gravendeel, a crucial dike collapsed and a large part of the Hoeksche Waard flooded, suddenly reducing the pressure on the Dordrecht dikes. In 's-Gravendeel, 37 people drowned.