The Rivers Nith and Forth were swollen from rain the week preceding the event followed by high tide.
An ‘exceptionally’ high tide caused the rivers to break their embankments in several locations (Hickey, 1997).
Receptor and Consequence:
The event was associated with coastal flooding in Scotland, from Nethertown to South Alloa. The flood water inundated residential and non-residential property in South Alloa, roads too were inundated. Agricultural land was submerged in Troqueer, Nethertown, Kirkconnel and South Alloa’s Inch Farm (Hickey, 1997).
|Loss of life||*|
|Residential property||Lower floors of properties flooded on 1 street in South Alloa and nearby Inch Farm|
|Evacuation & Rescue||*|
|Transport||Roads inundated in South Alloa, cutting off a hotel|
|Water & wastewater||*|
|Agricultural land||Inch Farm had several fields flooded, adding to that flooding in Troqueer, Kirkconnel and Nethertown|
*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.