The tide rose to a greater height than it has been known to do since the year 1814.
This event was associated with a violent storm, a heavy gale of wind, accompanied by heavy rain at the same time the tide rose “to a greater height than it has been known to do since the year 1814” (Hickey, 1997).
At Stairhaven, around £30 worth of damage was suffered due to the new quay being breached.
Receptor and Consequence:
Flooding was reported at Stranraer, Cairnryan, Portpatrick, Stairhaven, Borgue and Kirkcudbright, Greenock, and Innermessan.
|Loss of life||*|
|Residential property||Several houses and roads were also inundated.|
|Evacuation & Rescue||*|
|Transport||Roads were also inundated.|
|Water & wastewater||*|
|Coastal defences||The new quay at Stairhaven was breached.|
*No known sources of information available
- Hickey, K. R. (1997). Documentary records of coastal storms in Scotland, 1500-1991 A.D. Retrieved from https://curve.coventry.ac.uk/open/file/aa6dfd04-d53f-4741-1bb7-bdf99fb153be/1/hick1comb.pdf.