'so tremendous were the seas'
Exceptional high tides were the main reason stated for this flooding. There was also a report of spray caught by gales pushing all over the island (Akehurst, 2011).
This event saw worst coastal damage at Cowes where large portions of sea defences along Princes Parade were washed away (Akehurst, 2011).
Receptor and Consequence
There was flooding in Isle of Wight during this event. A number of bungalows were flooded at Gurnard Marsh and Cowes high street were also inundated (Akehurst, 2011). There was also report of plants killed by saltwater.
|Loss of life||*|
|Residential property||A number of bungalows were flooded at Gurnard Marsh.|
|Evacuation & Rescue||*|
|Transport||Cowes High Street flooded.|
|Water & wastewater||*|
|Natural environment||Plants killed by saltwater.|
|Coastal defences||Large portions of sea defences along Princes Parade were washed away.|
*No known sources of information available
- Akehurst, K. (2011). Coastal Flooding in the Solent, an Analysis using Sea Levels and Media Records. Southampton Undergraduate Thesis.