Storm Event

Severity ? 2

Receptor and Consequence

Considerable damages were incurred in parts of the south and east coasts during this event, including Hampshire, East Sussex and Kent (The Times, 1949; Lamb, 1991; Zong and Tooley, 2003). In Southampton, some areas were flooded to a depth of several ft. and required pumping, with a reported 10 properties flooded in Dale Valley Road ((Ruocco et al., 2011)).


  1. The Times, 1949. Times Newspapers Limited, [London, England]. The Times Digital Archive.
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  3. 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].
  4. Ruocco, A.C. et al. 2011. Reconstructing coastal flood occurrence combining sea level and media sources: a case study of the Solent, UK since 1935. Natural Hazards, 59(3), pp.1773–1796. Available at: [Accessed March 27, 2015].