Storm Event

Severity ? 2

Source

Hickey (1997) reported that the event was associated with a storm surge in Southend, Essex. High tides were also the cause of flooding along the River Thames (The Times, 1935)

Pathway

No known sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence

This event is mentioned in a compilation of historical coastal floods in North West Europe developed by Hickey (1997), and is associated with a storm surge in Southend, Essex. Zong and Tooley (2003) also report flooding in Southend and Benfleet during this event, and on the south coast at Cowes, Isle of Wight. There was also flooding along the River Thames due to the high tides, and some non-residential properties in Grays were reportedly flooded (The Times, 1935).

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 *

*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. The Times, 1935. Flood Watch On The Thames. 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]
  5. The Times, 1935. Flood Watch On The Thames. Times Newspapers Limited, [London, England]. The Times Digital Archive.