Storm Event

Severity ? 3


At Boston, Lincolnshire, the tide was extraordinary high and gales was severe on the coast. At the port of Malden the tide reached above the mark reached in 1874, the low lying districts were flooded (Liverpool Journal, 2002).


No known sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence

There was coastal flooding in Bootle, Cheshire, Widnes, Southport, Blackpool, and Malden. At Bootle, the sea washed over the sea walls of several private houses flooding the gardens and penetrating into the lower apartments of the houses, two or three large conservatories had the glass roofs carried away and the buildings damaged (Liverpool Journal, 2002).

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property *
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
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Transport *
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences *

*No known sources of information available


  1. Liverpool Journal (2002). ‘Terrific storm and flooding Feb 1877’. Available at: (Accessed: 16 April 2019).