Storm Event

Severity ? 1

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).


  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: [Accessed March 5, 2015].
  2. The Times, 1955. Buildings Flooded On Thames-Side. Times Newspapers Limited, [London, England]. The Times Digital Archive.