Storm Event

Severity ? 2

Source:

Eden (2008) attributed the storm surge to a south-westerly gale.

Pathway:

No known sources of information.

 

Receptor and Consequence:

This event was associated with coastal flooding across Scotland and Roa Island, Cumbria (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]; Zong and Tooley, 2003). The high tide caused vessels to rise above the quay wall in Glasgow harbour, and washed away portions of South Pier and Old Quay in Portpatrick. The force of the waves lead to erosion of part of the beach near the river mouth in Ballantrae, which threated a number of houses as well as a road, water pipes and sewage drains. Residential property was flooded in the village of Cairnryan as well as in Portpatrick and Ballantrae. Part of the town in Troon was flooded (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]).

Summary table:

Loss of life *
Residential property Houses flooded in Cairnryan, Ballantrae and Portpatrick
Evacuation & Rescue *
 
Cost *
Ports Portpatrick partially lost South Pier and Old Quay
Transport *
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
 
Coastal erosion Sections of beach washed away in Balantrae, threatened residential property and public serives
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences Sea banks washed away near Girvan harbour

*No known sources of information available

References

  1. Eden, P. (2008). Great British Weather Disasters. London: Continuum.
  2. Zong, Y. & Tooley, M. J. A. (2003). Historical Record of Coastal Floods in Britain: Frequencies and Associated Storm Tracks. Natural Hazards, 29, 13–36.