Storm Event

‘The tide rose to an unprecedented height’

Severity ? 1


‘The tide rose to an unprecedented height’ was reported as the source of flooding during this event (Hickey, 1997).


No known sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with coastal flooding in Dover, London, Sittongbourne, Fenland, Scarborough, Goole, and Great Yarmouth (Zong and Tooley, 2003). Coastal flooding was also reported in Stranraer where part of the town along the coast was inundated and half of Cairnryan Road was washed away (Hickey, 1997).

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property *
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports *
Transport Half of Cairnryan Road was washed away.
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences *

*No known sources of information available


  1. Hickey, K. R. (1997). Documentary records of coastal storms in Scotland, 1500-1991 A.D. Coventry University. Available at:
  2. Zong, Y. and Tooley, M. J. A. (2003). ‘Historical Record of Coastal Floods in Britain: Frequencies and Associated Storm Tracks’. Natural Hazards, 29, 13–36. Available at: (Accessed: 5 March 2015).