Storm Event

Severity ? 2


Newspaper reports indicate the event was dominated by fluvial sources, with the marine influence unclear The Times, 1920.  The Times Digital Archive.[/ref]. An early estimate suggested 350 properties were seriously damaged and 22 people were killed. Because the marine influence is unclear, this event is limited to Category 2.

Summary table:

Loss of life Estimated 22 dead
Residential property Estimated 350 properties flooded
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports *
Transport *
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
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  1. The Times, 1920. Gales In The North. Times Newspapers Limited, [London, England].


    No knows sources of information.

    Receptor and Consequence

    This event was associated with flooding at Louth and the Lud Valley, and Grimsby [ref title="Zong and Tooley, 2003"]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: [Accessed March 5, 2015].