Storm Event

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

Severity ? 6

Source:

No known sources of information.

Pathway:

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

References

  1. Hickey, K. R. (1997). Documentary records of coastal storms in Scotland, 1500-1991 A.D. Retrieved from https://curve.coventry.ac.uk/open/file/aa6dfd04-d53f-4741-1bb7-bdf99fb153be/1/hick1comb.pdf
  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.