Storm Event

Severity ? 2

Source

According to Hickey (1997), this event affected many locations along the east coast of Scotland during strong gale-force and predominantly south-easterly winds, which forced the tide up to the highest for “many” years in Kirkcaldy.

Pathway

No known sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence

In Kirkcaldy, the esplanade flooded for over 0.5 miles [0.8 km] and many non-residential properties were inundated. Part of the pier was destroyed in Newtonhill, where bus services were also affected (Hickey, 1997).

Summary table:

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

*No known sources of information available

References

  1. Hickey, K.R., 1997. Documentary records of coastal storms in Scotland, 1500-1991 A.D. Coventry University. Available at: https://curve.coventry.ac.uk/open/items/aa6dfd04-d53f-4741-1bb7-bdf99fb153be/1/.
  2. Hickey, K.R., 1997. Documentary records of coastal storms in Scotland, 1500-1991 A.D. Coventry University. Available at: https://curve.coventry.ac.uk/open/items/aa6dfd04-d53f-4741-1bb7-bdf99fb153be/1/.