Storm Event

Severity ? 1


No known sources of information.


No known sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with coastal flooding in Seaford (Sussex) according to Zong and Tooley (2003). In Morecambe Bay, thousands of acres of low-lying ground had been inundated by the sea (The Times, 1952). At Blackpool, heavy seas flooded the north shore. Prolonged rainfall for much of the country also caused flooding in many parts.

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 *

*No known sources of information available


  1. Zong, Y. and Tooley, M. J. A. (2003). ‘Historical Record of Coastal Floods in Britain: Frequencies and Associated Storm Tracks’. Natural Hazards, 29, 13–36. Available at: (Accessed: 5 March 2015).
  2. The Times, (1952). ‘Week-End Gale And Floods’. Times Newspapers Limited, [London, England]. The Times Digital Archive.