This event was associated with North Sea storm surge and river flooding due (Hickey, 1997).
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Receptor and Consequence
There was flooding in London during the Duke of Wellington’s funeral. Bath Road at Maidenhead was inundated and the hearse was upset. Between Paddington and Hanwell, four miles of the railway were inundated as well as the tow-path at Putney. This event was one of the highest Thames floods on record and became known as ‘Duke of Wellington’s Flood’ (Brazel, 1968).
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|Transport||Bath Road flooded. Tow-path at Putney flooded to 6 feet. Great Western Railway between Paddington and Hanwell were flooded.|
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- Hickey, K. R. (1997). Documentary records of coastal storms in Scotland, 1500-1991 A.D. Coventry University. Available at: https://curve.coventry.ac.uk/open/file/aa6dfd04-d53f-4741-1bb7-bdf99fb153be/1/hick1comb.pdf.
- Brazell, J. H. (1968). London weather. London: H. M. S. O