Storm Event

Pounded mercilessly by mountainous sea for hours

Severity ? 2


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Receptor and Consequence

According to Hickey (1997), this event was associated with localised impacts in Scotland. The village of Crovie was worst affected, where the coastal road was “washed” away and many houses left damaged due to the storm. Thirty families were forced to evacuate, and residents were reportedly faced with the prospect of abandoning the village. Gardenstown was also impacted, and total damages were estimated at £100,000 (1957 monies). There was also flooding in Bridgewater, Combwich and Ilfracombe, in addition to parts of the Thames Valley (Zong and Tooley, 2003).


  1. Hickey, K.R., 1997. Documentary records of coastal storms in Scotland, 1500-1991 A.D. Coventry University. Available at:
  2. 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].