Storm Event

Severity ? 1


A deep depression travelled beyond the Shetlands towards southeast created a severe north-westerly gale in many parts of the country causing the sea to rise and flooded all the low lying districts on the east coast of England (MetOffice, 1905).


No known sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence

Flood was reported from Ramsgate, Lowestoft, Hartlepool, Spalding, Scarborough, Great Yarmouth, Sheerness, and Dover (Zong and Tooley, 2003).

Summary Table

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

*No known sources of information available


  1. Met Office, (1905). Month year, ‘Monthly Weather Report of the Meteorological Office’, Monthly Weather Report, 72 (3).
  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).