Storm Event

Severity ? 2

Source

No known sources of information.

Pathway

A breach in sea defences allowed thousands of tons of water to inundate onto low-lying ground (The Times, 1930).

Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with coastal flooding in Winchelsea (Zong and Tooley, 2003), where “serious” damage was caused following the breach (The Times, 1930).

Summary table:

Loss of life *
Residential property *
Evacuation & Rescue *
   
Cost *
Ports *
Transport *
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
   
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences Sea defences breached in Winchelsea

*No known sources of information available

References

  1. The Times, 1930. British Steamer Aground. Times Newspapers Limited, [London, England]. The Times Digital Archive.
  2. 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]
  3. The Times, 1930. British Steamer Aground. Times Newspapers Limited, [London, England]. The Times Digital Archive.