Storm Event

Waves washed up against the sides of houses

Severity ? 2


No known sources of information.


Ruocco (2009) reported that the sea was overtopped in areas of Hayling Island, including Southwood Road. At Warren Sands Estate, the force of the waves broke away part of the sea defence.

Receptor and Consequence

Following on only a couple of days from a previous storm, residential properties in south Hayling Island were inundated to a depth of over 2 ft. [0.6 m] during this event, with overtopping and flooding also observed in Eastoke, Milford and Lymington (Ruocco et al., 2011). Hurst Spit was partially damaged at its eastern end.

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property Properties inundated on Hayling Island on Bembridge Drive and Culver Drive
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports *
Transport Southwood Road flooded in Eastoke
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment Shingle bank flattened at Hurst Spit
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences Sea defence partially broken near Warren Sands Estate. Wave overtopped sea wall at Southwood Road

*No known sources of information available


  1. Ruocco, A. (2009). Reconstructing Coastal Flood Occurrence in the Solent since 1935 using Historical Database. Southampton MSc Dissertation.
  2. 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).