Storm Event

Severity ? 2


This event was a result of high tide combined with severe gales creating storm surge and made worse by heavy rainfall (Brazel, 1968;Hickey, 1997).


No known sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence

This event saw inundation from the sea in Thames Estuary (Walford, 1878). Coastal flooding was also reported impacted nearby Rye drowning a great marsh with herds of sheep and corn (Marusek, 2011).

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property *
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports *
Transport *
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock Herds of sheep drowned.
Agricultural land Corn flooded.
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment Marshes flooded.
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences *

*No known sources of information available


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  2. Hickey, K. R. (1997). Documentary records of coastal storms in Scotland, 1500-1991 A.D. Coventry University. Available at:
  3. Walford, Cornelius. (1878). ‘The Famines of the World: Past and Present’. Journal of the Statistical Society of London, vol. 41, no. 3, 1878, pp. 433–535. Available at:
  4. Marusek, J. A. (2011). A Chronological Listing of Early Weather Events. SPPI Reprint Series. Available at: 6 August 2018).