Storm Event

Severity ? 2

Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with coastal flooding in Ipswich, Hull and Dundee according to Zong and Tooley (2003). The sea levels were described as “exceptionally” high (The Times, 1959). Some towns experienced flooding to depths of over 4 ft. [1.2 m]. In Camperdown Dock, near Dundee the sea level reached 25 ft. 5 inches [7.75 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.

References

  1. 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].
  2. The Times, 1959. East Coast Floods After High Tide. Times Newspapers Limited, [London, England]. The Times Digital Archive.