Storm Event

Severity ? 2

Source

No known sources information.

Pathway

No known sources information.

Receptor and Consequence

This event saw the highest recorded sea level at Alloa in nearly 100 years, measuring 26 ft. 10 inches [8.2 m], where agricultural land and several residential properties were inundated (Hickey, 1997). Flooding was also reported in Grangemouth and Bo’ness, and in Stirling where 21 ewes drowned as 20 acres of agricultural land became submerged.

Summary table:

Loss of life *
Residential property Several propertied flooded in Alloa
Evacuation & Rescue *
   
Cost *
Ports Dock gates office flooded in Alloa
Transport *
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock 21 ewes drowned
Agricultural land 20 acres of agricultural land flooded
   
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences *

*No known sources of information available

References

  1. Hickey, K.R., 1997. Documentary records of coastal storms in Scotland, 1500-1991 A.D. Coventry University. Available at: https://curve.coventry.ac.uk/open/items/aa6dfd04-d53f-4741-1bb7-bdf99fb153be/1/.