On 9th January 1920, an “exceptional” high tide was observed at Dundee during this event, reportedly the highest since 1868 (Hickey, 1997).
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Receptor and Consequence
This event was associated with flooding at Perth and some surrounding areas within Tayside, due to both fluvial and marine sources (The Times, 1920; Zong and Tooley, 2003). “Miles” of land were reportedly inundated and the flooding at Perth was said to have been the most serious experienced for years. On 9th January, an “exceptional” high tide was observed at Dundee during this event, reportedly the highest since 1868 (Hickey, 1997). Consequently, there was flooding in the harbour. It is likely that there were some monetary losses associated with this event given the areas impacted and extent of flooding.
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- Hickey, K. R. (1997). Documentary records of coastal storms in Scotland, 1500-1991 A.D. Coventry University. Available at: https://curve.coventry.ac.uk/open/file/aa6dfd04-d53f-4741-1bb7-bdf99fb153be/1/hick1comb.pdf.
- The Times, (1920). ‘Gales In The North’. Times Newspapers Limited, [London, England]. The Times Digital Archive.
- 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: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A%3A1022942801531 (Accessed: 5 March 2015).