Storm Event

‘Homes in danger as waves smash sea defences’

Severity ? 1


Gales, spring tides, and heavy seas managed to breach the shingle bank at Selsey (Akehurst, 2011).


Shingle bank at Selsey was breached (Akehurst, 2011).

Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with flooding of 200 acre holiday caravan site at Selsey (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 Shingle bank at Selsey was 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.