Storm Event

Severity ? 1


No known sources of information.


Serious breaches were reported in Hurst shingle bank due to sea tearing away millions of cubic yards of shingle (Akehurst, 2011).

Receptor and Consequence

This event saw Christchurch quayside flooded with water up to the door of some houses, but did not enter and waves lashed along Milford quayside (Akehurst, 2011).

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property *
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports *
Transport *
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences Hurst shingle bank breached.

*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.