'It is impossible to enumerate the places it overflowed, or to describe the damage which it might have occasioned.'
This event saw higher tide than the tide on 19-20 January 1804 event and the wind was blowing tremendously hard to the westward (Boza, 2018).
In Portsmouth, the sea made a complete breach over a platform (Boza, 2018).
Receptor and Consequence
In Portsmouth, streets were flooded an hour before high tide, the water being high enough to have boats in streets, part of a sea wall was washed down, and a common area, ground apartments, and houses in low-lying areas were overflowed. In Cowes, there was great damage to houses (Boza, 2018).
|Loss of life||*|
|Residential property||A common area, ground apartments, and houses in low-lying areas were overflowed in Portsmouth. In Cowes, houses were damaged.|
|Evacuation & Rescue||*|
|Water & wastewater||*|
|Coastal defences||Part of a sea wall was washed down.|
*No known sources of information available
- Boza, X. (2018). The Reconstruction and Analysis of Historical Coastal Flood Events from 1800’s in the Solent, UK. Southampton MSc Dissertation.