Severity ? 2
No knows sources of information.
This event was associated with overtopping of the harbour wall in Looe at high tide (British Pathe, n.d.).
Receptor and Consequence
|Loss of life||*|
|Evacuation & Rescue||*|
|Ports||Harbour wall overtopped|
|Transport||Main street flooded in Looe|
|Water & wastewater||*|
*No known sources of information available
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