The worst anyone had ever known
The south-westerly gale from Atlantic had caused huge waves at Sandown parade and flooded road at Bembridge.
No known sources of information.
Receptor and Consequence:
This event was reported to have affected Cowes, Portsmouth, Southampton, Wellington, Fareham, Cosham, and Isle of Wight (Zong and Tooley, 2003; Davison et al., 1993). The flooding was deemed as “the worst anyone had ever known” as many homes at Wellington and Fareham flooded (Davison et al., 1993). Parts of low-lying Portsmouth also suffered flooding.
|Loss of life||*|
|Residential property||Many homes at Wellington and Fareham flooded (Davison et al., 1993)|
|Evacuation & Rescue||*|
|Transport||Road at Bembridge flooded.|
|Water & wastewater||*|
*No known sources of information available
- Zong, Y. & Tooley, M. J. A. (2003). Historical Record of Coastal Floods in Britain: Frequencies and Associated Storm Tracks. Natural Hazards, 29, 13–36.
- Davison, M., Currie, I., and Ogley, B. (1993). The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Weather Book. Westerham, Kent: Froglets Publications Ltd, Brasted Chart.