Storm Event

Severity ? 2


No known sources of information.


No known sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with flooding along the south coast at Hastings, Pevensey Bay, Seaford, Eastbourne and Sandgate (Zong and Tooley, 2003). There was also flooding reported in Lowestoft on the east coast (The Times, 1946). There are reports of many coastal roads blocked/covered in boulders/shingle including Seaford where the main Dover-Brighton road was under 1 ft. [0.3 m] of shingle. At Lowestoft, the decking on the sea wall collapsed in two separate sections, one 210 ft. [64 m] and the other 510 ft. [155 m] wide.

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property *
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports *
Transport Coastal roads blocked or covered in debris; the Dover to Brighton road was covered with 1 ft of shingle
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences Decking on sea wall collapsed in Lowestoft

*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, (1946). ‘Gale Damage On South Coast’. Times Newspapers Limited, [London, England]. The Times Digital Archive