Storm Event

Severity ? 2

Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with coastal flooding in Hull according to (Zong and Tooley, 2003). A breach of 30 ft. [9.1 m] wide in the banks of the River Hull was caused by high tides, which allowed thousands of acres of agricultural land to flood, in parts to depths of up to 10 ft. [3 m] (The Times, 1936).


  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: [Accessed March 5, 2015].
  2. The Times, 1936. River Bursts Its Banks. Times Newspapers Limited, [London, England]. The Times Digital Archive.