Storm Event

Severity ? 2

Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with flooding in Looe, Saltash and Brixham (Zong and Tooley, 2003; Haigh et al., 2015). In Looe, a holiday resort and the main street were flooded after the harbour wall was overtopped at high tide (British Pathe, n.d.).


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  2. Haigh, I.D. et al. 2015. A user-friendly database of coastal flooding in the United Kingdom from 1915–2014. Scientific Data, 2, p.150021. Available at:
  3. British Pathé, n.d.. Around Britain – Cornwall – Floods 1948. British Pathé. Available at: [Accessed July 19, 2014].