Storm Event

The level of water rose to a height which has not been equalled for some time

Severity ? 2

Source:

This event was caused by a combination of marine and fluvial sources (Hickey, 1997).

Pathway:

No known sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence:

According to Hickey (1997), this event saw local flooding with a section of the roadway at Dumfries, of 10–15 ft. [3–4.6 m] in length, from the Hoddam Castle Hotel to the foot of Bank Street left under water. The track for the new water mains at Whitesands was also temporarily flooded out. According to the source cited in Hickey (1997), this event occurred early-February (newspaper article dated 7thFebruary 1923 with no explicit reference to date of the event).

Summary table:

Loss of life *
Residential property *
Evacuation & Rescue *
   
Cost *
Ports *
Transport Roadways flooded in Dumfries from the Hoddam Castle Hotel to Bank Street
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater Track for new water mains at Whitesands were temporarily flooded out
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
   
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences *

*No known sources of information available

References

  1. 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.
  2. 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.