Storm Event

Severity ? 1


The combination of heavy seas, gales, and torrential rains have led to flooding and considerable damage to the south coast (Akehurst, 2011).


No known sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence

There was flooding in Sandown and Ryde (Akehurst, 2011). At Ryde, sea wall was damaged and at Spithead, sea wall was breached. Ventnor beach suffered extensive damage.

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property *
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports *
Transport *
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences Sea wall damaged at Ryde and breached at Spithead.

*No known sources of information available


  1. Akehurst, K. (2011). Coastal Flooding in the Solent, an Analysis using Sea Levels and Media Records. Southampton Undergraduate Thesis.