Storm Event

The tide rose to a greater height than it has been known to do since the year 1814.

Severity ? 2

Source:

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).

Pathway:

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.

Summary table:

Loss of life *
Residential property Several houses and roads were also inundated.
Evacuation & Rescue *
   
Cost *
Ports *
Transport Roads were also inundated.
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
   
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences The new quay at Stairhaven was breached.

*No known sources of information available

References

  1. 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.