Storm Event

Severity ? 1


No known sources of information.


No known sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence

According to Zong and Tooley (2003), this event was associated with coastal flooding in Putney, Millbank, Tilbury, Southend, Hull, Scarborough and Cleethorpes. Some tidal flooding was reported for the tidal reaches of the Thames, but serious incidents were avoided and water quickly receded in flooded roads (The Times, 1955).

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property *
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports *
Transport *
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences *

*No known sources of information available


  1. 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).
  2. The Times, (1955). ‘Buildings Flooded On Thames-Side’. Times Newspapers Limited, [London, England]. The Times Digital Archive.