Storm Event

Severity ? 2


No known sources of information.


In Horsey, the defences repaired from February breached once more (The Times, 1938).

Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with coastal flooding in Horsey and London according to Zong and Tooley (2003). Large areas of agricultural land flooded to great depth.

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property *
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports *
Transport *
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land Areas of agricultural land submerged
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences Flood defences breached in Horsey

*No known sources of information available


  1. The Times, (1938). ‘East Norfolk Sea Floods’. Times Newspapers Limited, [London, England]. The Times Digital Archive.
  2. 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).