Storm Event

Severity ? 2

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 when overtopping took place over several miles of sea wall (The Times, 1965). In Bournemouth, the promenade was flooded during the highest seas in 30 years.


  1. 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: [Accessed March 5, 2015].
  2. The Times, 1965. Flood Traps 14 In Kent School. Times Newspapers Limited, [London, England]. The Times Digital Archive