Storm Event

Severity ? 2

Source

No known sources of information.

Pathway

No known sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with serious flooding in Lymington, Hampshire where many residential properties were inundated to a depth of up to 4 ft. [1.2 m] (Ruocco et al. 2011). A similar flood depth was seen in parts of Christchurch where waves were reportedly reached 50 ft. [15 m] high. A caravan park was evacuated.

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property Homes flooded in Lymington
Evacuation & Rescue Evacuation of caravan park in Christchurch. 2 pensioners rescued from their home
   
Cost *
Ports *
Transport *
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater Bath Road carpark, Lymington, was pumped to reduce flood water to street level
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
   
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences Sea wall at Avon beach ‘took a terrific pounding’

*No known sources of information available

References

  1. Ruocco, A.C. et al. 2011. Reconstructing coastal flood occurrence combining sea level and media sources: a case study of the Solent, UK since 1935. Natural Hazards, 59(3), pp.1773–1796. Available at: http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s11069-011-9868-7 [Accessed March 27, 2015].