Storm Event

“There were very great floods and inroads of the sea on all parts of the coast”

Severity ? 6


No known sources of information.


No known sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with a storm surge in England (Hickey, 1997). Many people and cattle were drowned as consequence (Britton, 1937). Gottschalk (1971) reported extensive flooding in the Netherlands.

Summary Table

Loss of life Great number of people died
Residential property *
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports *
Transport *
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock Many cattle perished in the flood
Agricultural land *
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences *

*No known sources of information available


  1. Hickey, K. R. (1997). Documentary records of coastal storms in Scotland, 1500-1991 A.D. Available at:
  2. Britton, C. E. (1937). ‘A Meteorological Chronology To A.D. 1450’. Geophysical Memoirs, 70. London: H. M. Stationary Office. 177pp.
  3. Gottschalk M. K. E. (1971). Stormvloeden En Riveroverstromingen In Nederland Deel 1- De Period Voor 1400. Assen: Van Gorcum.