Storm Event

Severity ? 2


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Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with major storm surge that lasted for about 36 hours affecting North Sea (Kraker, 2006). This event was known as St. Elisabeth’s Flood and regarded as one of the great storm surges that caused damage in England along the Thames Estuary (Gottschalk, 1975). Coastal flood was also reported impacted Kent severely with many drowned (Lamb, 1977).

Summary Table

Loss of life Many drowned in Kent.
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*No known sources of information available


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  2. Gottschalk M. K. E. (1975). Stormvloeden En Riveroverstromingen In Nederland Deel 2 – De Period 1400-1600. Assen: Van Gorcum.
  3. Lamb, H. H. (1977). Climate. Past, Present and Future: Volume 2 – Climatic History and the Future. London: Metheum, 835pp.