Storm Event

Severity ? 2

Source

On 9thJanuary 1920, an “exceptional” high tide was observed at Dundee during this event, reportedly the highest since 1868 (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]).

Pathway

No knows source of information.

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.

Summary table:

Loss of life *
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Ports Dundee harbour area flooded
Transport *
Energy *
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Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
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Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
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References

  1. The Times, 1920. Gales In The North. Times Newspapers Limited, [London, England]. The Times Digital Archive.
  2. Zong, Y. & Tooley, M.J., 2003. A Historical Record of Coastal Floods in Britain: Frequencies and Associated Storm Tracks. Natural Hazards, 29(1), pp.13–36. Available at: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A%3A1022942801531 [Accessed March 5, 2015].
  3. 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/items/aa6dfd04-d53f-4741-1bb7-bdf99fb153be/1/.