Storm Event

Severity ? 2


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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
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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’

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  1. Ruocco, A. Nicholls, R. J., Haigh, I. D., and Wadey, M. (2011). ‘Reconstructing Coastal Flood Occurrence Combining Sea Level and Media Sources: A case study of the Solent UK since 1935’. Natural Hazards, 59(3): 1773-1796. Available at: (Accessed: 27 March 2015).