The ocean, as is irritated at the sons of men, rose higher than usual
Coastal areas in Lincolnshire and Holland affected by storm surge (Hickey, 1997).
No know information.
Receptor and Consequence
This event was associated with storm surge at England Lincolnshire (some records mention 1177/1178). Large parts of Lincolnshire was reported flooding as the sea walls were knocked down (Doe, 2006). There was great destruction in the Netherlands, people had to climb trees and on top of houses to survive. Many people and cattle died. The tide did not subside for two days (Britton, 1937).
|Loss of life||In low-lying areas of the Netherlands many people died|
|Evacuation & Rescue||*|
|Water & wastewater||*|
|Agricultural land||Almost all cattle died in the Netherlands|
|Coastal defences||Lincolnshire sea wall knocked down; dykes broken in Holland|
*No known sources of information available
- Hickey, K. R. (1997). Documentary records of coastal storms in Scotland, 1500-1991 A.D. Coventry University. Available at: https://curve.coventry.ac.uk/open/file/aa6dfd04-d53f-4741-1bb7-bdf99fb153be/1/hick1comb.pdf.
- Doe, R. (2006). Extreme floods: A history in a changing climate. Stroud: Sutton.
- Britton, C. E. (1937). ‘A Meteorological Chronology To A.D. 1450’. Geophysical Memoirs, 70. London: H. M. Stationary Office. 177pp.