Storm Event

Severity ? 2


No known sources information.


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Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with coastal flooding in Hampshire, with the worst impacts reportedly observed in Cowes, Isle of Wight where a considerable part of the high street was inundated, along with many other local roads (Ruocco et al., 2011). A road in Marchwood, Southampton was described as an ‘inland waterway’.

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property *
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports Breakwater in harbour submerged completely
Transport High Street and other local roads inundated in Cowes. Floating bridge required an improvised landing stage. Roads in Southampton affected
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences *

*No known sources of information available


  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).