Storm Event

Severity ? 1

Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with flooding in the Lancashire town of Fleetwood (Zong and Tooley, 2003), where a 324 ft. [100 m] breach caused flooding to hundreds of acres of agricultural land (The Times, 1939). No residential properties were reported to have been flooded.


  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, 1939. Times Newspapers Limited, [London, England]. The Times Digital Archive.