Storm Event

Severity ? 2


Newspaper reports indicate the event was dominated by fluvial sources, with the marine influence unclear The Times, 1920.


No knows sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with flooding at Louth and the Lud Valley, and Grimsby Zong and Tooley, 2003. 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 *
Coastal defences *


  1. The Times (1920). Gales In The North. Times Newspapers Limited, [London, England]. The Times Digital Archive.
  2. 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: (Accessed: 5 March 2015).