Storm Event

The ocean, as is irritated at the sons of men, rose higher than usual

Severity ? 6


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).

Summary Table

Loss of life In low-lying areas of the Netherlands many people died
Residential property *
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports *
Transport *
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land Almost all cattle died in the Netherlands
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences Lincolnshire sea wall knocked down; dykes broken in Holland

*No known sources of information available


  1. Hickey, K. R. (1997). Documentary records of coastal storms in Scotland, 1500-1991 A.D. Coventry University. Available at:
  2. Doe, R. (2006). Extreme floods: A history in a changing climate. Stroud: Sutton.
  3. Britton, C. E. (1937). ‘A Meteorological Chronology To A.D. 1450’. Geophysical Memoirs, 70. London: H. M. Stationary Office. 177pp.