Storm Event

Severity ? 2


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Receptor and Consequence

“Most” of the main roads within the shopping area at Hythe were inundated during this event, along with some basement-level property in Ryde, Isle of Wight (Ruocco et al. 2011). In Bournemouth, a 15 ft. [4.6 m] gap was created in the promenade. Weymouth experienced electrical issues as the supplies went down. Footpath was washed away as Undercliff Drive was submerged. Bungalows on the esplanade had to be evacuated, some cellars of properties flooded (Burrows, 2017). Minor flooding was also reported from Town Quay and Lower Quay Street, Cowes (Akehurst, 2011).

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property Basement-level properties flooded in Ryde; cellars flooded in Bournemouth
Evacuation & Rescue Bungalows on esplanade evacuated in Bornemouth
Cost *
Ports *
Transport Main roads inundated at Hythe shopping area. Undercliff Drive flooded in Bournemouth, footpath washed away. Town Quay and Lower Quay Street, Cowes, flooded
Energy Electricity down in Weymouth
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences *

*No known sources of information available


  1. Ruocco, A. Nicholls, R. J., Haigh, I. D., and Wadey, M. (2011). ‘Reconstructing Coastal Flood Occurrence Combining Sea Level and Media Sources: A case study of the Solent UK since 1935’. Natural Hazards, 59(3): 1773-1796. Available at: (Accessed: 27 March 2015).
  2. Burrows, S. (2017). Analysis of Historical Coastal Floods in Dorset from 1935 -2014. Southampton Undergraduate Thesis.
  3. Akehurst, K. (2011). Coastal Flooding in the Solent, an Analysis using Sea Levels and Media Records. Southampton Undergraduate Thesis.