Storm Event

Severity ? 2

Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with coastal flooding in Hull according to Zong and Tooley (2003). 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). 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.

References

  1. 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: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A%3A1022942801531 [Accessed March 5, 2015].
  2. The Times, 1954. Storm Damage In Many Areas. Times Newspapers Limited, [London, England]. The Times Digital Archive.