Storm Event

Severity ? 2

Source

No known sources information.

Pathway

The Times (1965) report that several miles of sea wall was overtopped in Dynmchurch.

Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with coastal flooding in the North Sea – to the south (Dymchurch, Kent) and north (Hull), in addition to Bournemouth on the south coast (Zong and Tooley, 2003). A school at Dynmchurch was among those impacted (The Times, 1965). In Bournemouth, the promenade was flooded during the highest seas in 30 years.

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 Overtopping of sea wall in Dynmchurch.

*No known sources of information available

References

  1. The Times, 1965. Flood Traps 14 In Kent School. Times Newspapers Limited, [London, England]. The Times Digital Archive
  2. 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: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A%3A1022942801531 [Accessed March 5, 2015].
  3. The Times, 1965. Flood Traps 14 In Kent School. Times Newspapers Limited, [London, England]. The Times Digital Archive