Storm Event

Severity ? 2


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Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with coastal flooding in the Solent. Sea defences at Milford-on-Sea were washed away by the force of the waves. 3 yachts, moored in Lymington river, were sunk when the waves forced them into the opposite bank. Many smaller vessels, belonging to Oxey Lake Sailing Club, were lost. 43 private and 8 council owned beach huts were washed away at Barton-on-Sea, as well as a number from Sturt Pond and Westover. At Westover, a portion of the cliff was lost (Akehurst, 2011).

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property Outhouses and garages damaged. Beach huts washed away near Sturt pond, Barton-on-Sea and Westover front
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports Boats dragged from moorings, some yachts (up to 68 tons) were sunk
Transport *
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
Coastal erosion Cliff eroded at Westover
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences Temporary sea defences and groynes washed away at Milford-on-Sea

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  1. Akehurst, K. (2011). Coastal Flooding in the Solent, an Analysis using Sea Levels and Media Records. Southampton Undergraduate Thesis.