Storm Event

Severity ? 2

Source:

No known sources of information.

Pathway:

Water flooded over breakwater in Dover and overflowed harbour wall in Dundee (Hickey, 1997; Lawrence, 2017).

Receptor and Consequence:

According to Hickey (1997), minor flooding was experienced in Dundee during this event when water overflowed the harbour wall. In Gretna, 1,200 sheep were reportedly drowned at Rockcliff Marsh. One source cited by Hickey (1997) dates this event as having occurred between 26th to 31st December. There was also flooding in Blackpool, Fleetwood and Sandylands on 27th December according to Zong and Tooley (2003), and also along the south coast at Portsmouth, Southsea, Folkestone, Sandgate and Deal. The Met Office (1924) also reports that there was “extensive” flooding across the country during the last few days of December 1924.

Summary table:

Loss of life *
Residential property Damage to gardens in Dover, earth washed away
Evacuation & Rescue *
   
Cost *
Ports Minor flooding of Dundee harbour
Transport *
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock At Rockcliff Marsh, 1200 sheep drowned
Agricultural land *
   
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences Sea washed over breakwater in Dover

*No known sources of information available

References

  1. 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/.
  2. Lawrence, A. (2017). A Historical Analysis of Coastal Flooding in South-East England 1924-2016, Southampton Undergraduate Thesis.
  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/.
  4. 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].
  5. Met Office, 1924. Monthly Weather Report of the Meteorological Office. Monthly Weather Report, 41(12).