Storm Event

Severity ? 1

Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with coastal flooding in Southend according to Zong and Tooley (2003). The sea levels in the Thames Estuary reached 20 ft. 18 inches [6.5 m] in one location – 18 inches [0.46 m] below the danger level (The Times, 1961). In Southend, several jetties were submerged.


  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: [Accessed March 5, 2015].
  2. The Times, 1961. Gales Of 87 M.P.H. In Scotland. Times Newspapers Limited, [London, England]. The Times Digital Archive.