Storm Event

Severity ? 2


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 Westward Ho!, Bideford, Appledore, Instow, Ilfracombe and the Bristol Channel. Some residential properties were flooded in Westward Ho!, and in Bideford flood water reached a depth of about 1 ft. [0.3 m] (The Times, 1957).

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property Homes flooded in Westward Ho!
Evacuation & Rescue *
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Transport *
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *

*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, (1957). ‘Heavy Seas Cause Flooding’. Times Newspapers Limited, [London, England]. The Times Digital Archive.