This event was associated with a southern gale which caused ‘exceedingly’ high tides in Scotland (Hickey, 1997).
No known sources of information.
Receptor and Consequence
The event caused damage to roadways in Grennan, which were left littered with tons of shingle and seaweed. The newly built sea wall was also swept away by the force of the waves. In Dumfries, great numbers of livestock were lost to the flood. Houses were inundated in the low-lying areas of Isle of Whithorn, and the recently erected quay of Drummore was under a foot of water (Hickey, 1997).
|Loss of life||*|
|Residential property||Damage to property in low-lying areas on Isle of Whithorn|
|Evacuation & Rescue||*|
|Ports||New quay in Drummore flooded to the depth of a foot|
|Transport||Gurghie to Grennan road was damaged and left covered in debris|
|Water & wastewater||*|
|Livestock||Many livestock perished|
|Coastal defences||Grrennan sea was lost|
*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.