Storm Event

Severity ? 2

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.


  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, 1946. Gale Damage On South Coast. Times Newspapers Limited, [London, England]. The Times Digital Archive