Storm Event

‘Tremendous seas, the worst seen for many years, lashed the esplanade and waves washed over the landing stage of Shanklin Pier'

Severity ? 1


No known sources of information.


No known sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence

here was coastal flooding in Totton about 18 inches across the road and through the gates of the police station garden. At Titchfield, the coastal road around the Haven was ‘washed away by the heavy seas’. There was erosion caused by the pounding seas of the low cliff in Milford-on-Sea to a depth of 10-15ft (Ruocco, 2009).

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property *
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports Shanklin Pier flooded.
Transport Road was flooded at Totton for 18 inches.
Energy *
Public services Flood reached the garden of the police station at Totton.
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
Coastal erosion Low cliff east of Milford-on-Sea eroded by the heavy sea to a depth of 10-15 ft in places.
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences *

*No known sources of information available


  1. Ruocco, A. (2009). Reconstructing Coastal Flood Occurrence in the Solent since 1935 using Historical Database. Southampton MSc Dissertation.