Storm Event

…the largest tide and overflowing of the sea for 40 years.

Severity ? 2


No known sources of information.


No known sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence

This event saw coastal flooding in Findhorn due to high tide and ‘overflowing of the sea’. Some homes were reportedly destroyed (Hickey, 1997).

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property Some homes destroyed in Findhorn.
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. Hickey, K. R. (1997). Documentary records of coastal storms in Scotland, 1500-1991 A.D. Coventry University. Available at: