Storm Event

Severity ? 2


The high sea levels here blocked all drainage mains, with overflowing water causing flooding to some residential properties (The Times, 1954.


No known sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with coastal flooding in Ashton Gate, Bristol (Zong and Tooley, 2003. The event caused flooding to some residential properties (The Times, 1954.

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property Homes flooded in Ashton Gate
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports *
Transport *
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater High sea levels blocked drainage mains
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences *

*No known sources of information available


  1. The Times, (1954). ‘Hull Invaded By Flood Waters’. Times Newspapers Limited, [London, England]. The Times Digital Archive.
  2. 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).