Storm Event

Severity ? 2

Source

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].

Pathway

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).

Summary table:

Loss of life *
Residential property *
Evacuation & Rescue *
 
Cost *
Ports *
Transport Areas of Old Town Hull were impassable to traffic
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
 
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences *

*No known sources of information available

References

  1. The Times, 1959. East Coast Floods After High Tide. Times Newspapers Limited, [London, England]. The Times Digital Archive.
  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: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A%3A1022942801531 [Accessed March 5, 2015].
  3. The Times, 1959. East Coast Floods After High Tide. Times Newspapers Limited, [London, England].The Times Digital Archive.