Storm Event

Some of the worst floods for 17 years

Severity ? 1


This event listed high tides as the source of the flood in some areas in Hampshire. Water rose several inches reaching depths of up to 18 inches and when tides dropped water subsided quickly (Akehurst, 2011).


No known sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence

This event saw flooding up to 2 feet in depth of around 400 yards railway line near Sway causing trains to be delayed (Akehurst, 2011). Water was deep along Bournemouth-Lymington Road and along the bottom end of Manor Road. Areas of Milford on Sea were also flooded, much land were inundated.

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property *
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports *
Transport Around 400 yards of railway line was flooded up to 2 feet depth, trains were delayed. Bournemouth-Lymington Road and bottom end of Manor Road flooded.
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences *

*No known sources of information available


  1. Akehurst, K. (2011). Coastal Flooding in the Solent, an Analysis using Sea Levels and Media Records. Southampton Undergraduate Thesis.