Storm Event

The Water reached a height that had not been known for years, and it was a distressing scene that met the eyes of many people


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Receptor and Consequence:

This event was associated with coastal flooding in eastern Scotland and England, as well as northern Wales (Zong and Tooley, 2003; Hickey, 1997). Lancashire seemed worst hit, where it was estimated to have cause some thousands of pounds worth of damage on the Fylde coast. Damages included breakages in the embankment and the Outer Promenade and undermining of the railway in Fairhaven over 30-40 ft. Residential property on the coast was inundated and furniture was seen ‘floating about’. The South Shore Fairground was damaged, the cost of which amounted to thousands of pounds. Roads were flooded from Lytham St Annes to Fleetwood. Farmers in Riddle and Wyre lost a deal of livestock (, n.d.).

Summary table:

Loss of life *
Residential property Houses surrounding the shipyard were flooded
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost Thousands of pounds worth of damages to the Fylde coast, from Ribble to Wyre
Ports *
Transport Railway in Fairhaven undermined as ballast underneath was taken by the waves. Chapel Street and Bonnet Street (Blackpool) were flooded several feet
Energy *
Public services Flood water extinguished the furnace at Lytham Destructor Works
Water & wastewater *
Livestock Sheep and poultry lost in Ribble, more sheep cattle lost in Wyre
Agricultural land Acres of farmland submerged
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences Embankments and sea walls broken along the Fylde coast

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  1. Zong, Y. & Tooley, M. J. A. (2003). Historical Record of Coastal Floods in Britain: Frequencies and Associated Storm Tracks. Natural Hazards, 29, 13–36.
  2. Hickey, K. R. (1997). Documentary records of coastal storms in Scotland, 1500-1991 A.D. Retrieved from
  3. (n.d.). 1907 Storm, high-tide & floods. Retrieved [04/09/2018] from