Storm Event

Severity ? 2


The sea level was described as “exceptionally” high although the flooding was reported to have lasted for around 2 hours, varying from 1– 2 ft. [0.3–0.6 m] in depth (The Times 1954.


No known sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with coastal flooding in Hull according to Zong and Tooley (2003).  Scores of residential properties close to the river bank in Hull were flooded, and some residents took refuge in upper rooms. Some roads were impassable and traffic was disrupted. It was suggested that the flooding was only a local occurrence.

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property Homes near the River Hull flooded
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports *
Transport Flooding of roads disrupted traffic
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences *

*No known sources of information available


  1. The Times, (1954). ‘Storm Damage In Many Areas’. 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).