No known sources of information.
Hickey (1997) reported that the tide overtopped the newly constructed bank in Priestlands, to submerge the adjacent land. Breaches were also made in the Flatts of Cargen and the embankment overflowed in Dumfries.
Receptor and Consequence:
This event was associated with flooding across Scotland and on the Cumbrian coast. Homes were flooded in Kingholm, where the quay was inundated by 5 ft of water at one time. Similarly in Dumfries, the docks had been converted into a miniature lake. In Broomlands, there was some flooding of property, but limited to gardens. The footpath beside the River Nith was washed away near Troqueer Mill, and the road was flooded at Nith Place (ref title=”Hickey, 1997″]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.[/ref]).
|Loss of life||*|
|Residential property||Homes flooded in Kingholm. Gardens inundated on Broomlands|
|Evacuation & Rescue||*|
|Ports||Kingholm’s quay flooded. Dock flooded in Dumfries|
|Transport||Footpath washed away near Troqueer Mill. Roadway blocked at the bottom of Nith Place|
|Water & wastewater||*|
*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.