A stormflood from the east overwhelms the dikes and parts of Lolland, Falster and South Zealand are flooded. 80 drown, of those, 20 are from Gedesby. A stone showing the waterlevel can be seen at Gedesby church. A small coffin is still in the loft of the church in Gedesby. For many years it was thought the coffin was for a child whose body was never found. It turns out she was buried in another parish.
We hardly know anything about how it affected our ancestors. One source shows that the brother of our great-great-grandmother gets some compensation because of damage to his farm caused by the flood.