Storm Event

Severity ? 1


Milford Beach and Hurst shingle spit ‘bore full brunt of waves’ as winds gale force reached 8/9 (Akehurst, 2011).


No known sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with flooding in Hampshire. It was reported that several roads were flooded such as road to Lymore which was inundated up to 6 inches, preventing people to St Saviours Church without wellies. Water also flowed around The Rise and flowed around Burley and Rhineford Road. At Lymington Waterloo Road, Broad Lane and Mayflower hotel were all flooded. Concrete beach huts written off at Milford Beach, particularly at Eastern end where the beach is more narrow. East along Hurst shingle bank the sea broke over four groynes pushing shingle into Sturt Pond. A 1100 foot sleeper at Mudeford was toppled by rough seas (Akehurst, 2011).

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property *
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports *
Transport Road to Lymore, Rhineford road, Waterloo Road, Broad Lane flooded.
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences *

*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.