The sea levels associated with this event were described as “exceptionally” high (The Times, 1959). In Camperdown Dock, near Dundee the sea level reached 25 ft. 5 inches [7.75 m].
No known sources of information.
Receptor and Consequence
This event was associated with coastal flooding in Ipswich, Hull and Dundee according to Zong and Tooley (2003). Some towns experienced flooding to depths of over 4 ft. [1.2 m]. Large sections of the old town in Hull were impassable to traffic. The basement level of some commercial properties were also flooded. There were also impacts in Ipswich Docks (The Times, 1959).
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|Transport||Areas of Old Town Hull were impassable to traffic|
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*No known sources of information available
- The Times, (1959). ‘East Coast Floods After High Tide’. Times Newspapers Limited, [London, England]. The Times Digital Archive.
- 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: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A%3A1022942801531 (Accessed: 5 March 2015).
- The Times, (1959). ‘East Coast Floods After High Tide’. Times Newspapers Limited, [London, England].The Times Digital Archive.