Storm Event

Severity ? 1


No known sources of information.


Mountainous waves caused damage to sea defenses and pier at Ventnor (Akehurst, 2011).

Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with high seas causing flooding at Fairlee Road, Newport, while junction of East Street and High Street, Ventnor was nearly a foot underwater (Akehurst, 2011). At Freshwater Bay waves cleared a bank of shingle from the beach. Rough seas swept over the Needles with the men operating the crane up to their thighs in water.

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property *
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports *
Transport Fairlee Road, and junction of East Street and High Street flooded.
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences Sea defences at Ventnor damaged.

*No known sources of information available


  1. Akehurst, K. (2011). Coastal Flooding in the Solent, an Analysis using Sea Levels and Media Records. Southampton Undergraduate Thesis.