Storm Event

Severity ? 1

Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with east coast flooding in the city of Hull and Owston Ferry (a village in North Lincolnshire on the west bank of the tidal River Trent) (Zong and Tooley, 2003), caused partly by heavy rainfall (The Times, 1930). This event also saw west coast flooding in some coastal areas around the Solway Firth, including agricultural land and parks at Summergate Merse, Waterfoot, and Hillend. The sea level was reportedly “unprecedented” on Wednesday 24th, measuring 21 ft. 6 inches [6.5 m] at an unspecified location. Hickey (1997) notes that this event occurred late-September (newspaper article dated September 27th with no explicit reference to the date of the event) although, on the basis of the date for the measured sea level, this is likely to be in reference to the same event reported by Zong and Tooley (2003) for September 24th.

References

  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: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A%3A1022942801531 [Accessed March 5, 2015]
  2. The Times, 1930. Flooding Of Trent And Humber. Times Newspapers Limited, [London, England]. The Times Digital Archive.
  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]