Storm Event

Severity ? 2

Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with coastal flooding in Portland and Chesil Beach according to Zong and Tooley (2003). “Thousands” of tons of water percolated through the barrier and inundated Victoria Square (The Times, 1930).


  1. 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]
  2. The Times, 1930. Breach In Portland Sea Defences. Times Newspapers Limited, [London, England]. The Times Digital Archive.