Storm Event

Severity ? 2


No known sources of information.


A breach of 30 ft. [9.1 m] wide in the banks of the River Hull was caused by high tides.

Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with coastal flooding in Hull according toZong and Tooley (2003). The coastal flood event flooded thousands of acres of agricultural land, in parts to depths of up to 10 ft. [3 m] (The Times, 1936.

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property *
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports *
Transport *
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land Thousands of acres of land flooded in Hull
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences River Hull breached its banks

*No known sources of information available


  1. Zong, Y. and Tooley, M. J. A. (2003). ‘Historical Record of Coastal Floods in Britain: Frequencies and Associated Storm Tracks’. Natural Hazards, 29, 13–36. Available at: (Accessed: 5 March 2015).
  2. The Times, (1936). ‘River Bursts Its Banks’. Times Newspapers Limited, [London, England]. The Times Digital Archive.