Storm Event

…there were great signs of deluge, and the whole people thought they were in peril…

Severity ? 5


No known sources of information.


No known sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with tidal wave at Sandwich and Dover following an earthquake drowning 6 people and demolishing some 30 houses (Lowe, 1870Hickey, 1997; Haslett and Bryant, 2008).

Summary Table

Loss of life 6 people drowned
Residential property 30 houses flooded
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports *
Transport *
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences *

*No known sources of information available


  1. Lowe, E. J. (1870). Natural Phenomena and Chronology of the Seasons. London: Bell and Dalby. Available at:
  2. Hickey, K. R. (1997). Documentary records of coastal storms in Scotland, 1500-1991 A.D. Coventry University. Available at:
  3. Haslett, S. K. and Bryant, E. A. (2008).’ Historic tsunami in Britain since AD 1000: a review’. Natural Hazards Earth System Sciences, 8, 587-601.