Storm Event

"The inhabitants and the sheep and cattle in many places were overwhelmed by the floods”

Severity ? 5

Source:

No known sources of information.

Pathway:

No known sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence:

This event was associated with coastal flooding in the UK, notably in Lincolnshire. The sea damaged walls in coastal towns, where inhabitants and livestock were drowned (Britton, 1937).

Summary table:

Loss of life Inhabitants overwhelmed by flood waters
Residential property *
Evacuation & Rescue *
   
Cost *
Ports *
Transport *
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock Sheep and cattle perished
Agricultural land *
   
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences *

*No known sources of information available

References

  1. Britton C. E. (1937) A Meteorological Chronology To A.D. 1450 Geophysical Memoirs, 70. London: H. M. Stationary Office. 177pp.