South-westerly gales forced sea water up the Bristol Channel and into the estuaries of the River Avon and River Severn (Lamb, 1991).
No known sources of information.
Receptor and Consequence
In Bristol on the 8th, the tide in the River Avon reached 8ft, causing great damage to warehouses containing goods from the West Indies and America and drowning thousands of livestock (Holford, 1976).
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|Livestock||Thousands of sheep and cattle drowned|
*No known sources of information available
- Lamb, H. H. (1991). Historic Storms of the North Sea, British Isles and Northwest Europe. Cambridge University Press. Available at: http://assets.cambridge.org/97805216/19318/excerpt/9780521619318_excerpt.pdf (Accessed: 13 March 2015).
- Holford, I. (1976). British Weather Disasters. Newton Abbot: David and Charles.