Storm Event

Severity ? 2


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Receptor and Consequence

Notable flooding occurred in the Isle of Wight during this event with impacts observed at Newport, Yarmouth, and Gurnard, with impacts at the latter amongst the worst with holiday chalets inundated (Ruocco et al., 2011). Other impacted areas included Keyhaven and Lymington, with reports of damaged boats and quayside property.

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property Holiday chalets flooded in Gurnard Bay
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports Boats ‘ripped’ from moorings, some driven into harbour wall
Transport Several inches of water inundated Bridge Road, Yarmouth; Pennington Road, Keyhaven flooded
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences Sea wall overflowed at Keyhaven

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  1. Ruocco, A. Nicholls, R. J., Haigh, I. D., and Wadey, M. (2011). ‘Reconstructing Coastal Flood Occurrence Combining Sea Level and Media Sources: A case study of the Solent UK since 1935’. Natural Hazards, 59(3): 1773-1796. Available at: (Accessed: 27 March 2015).