Storm Event

Severity ? 2

Receptor and Consequence

On October 15th marshland in Hythe, Hampshire was inundated by “several” inches due to a combination of heavy rainfall and high sea levels (Ruocco et al. 2011). Other affected areas included Lymington and Southampton. On October 16th, some residential properties in Portswood, Southampton were inundated to a depth of 5 inches [0.1 m] and required pumping (Ruocco et al. 2011). Several roads were flooded.


  1. Ruocco, A.C. et al. 2011. Reconstructing coastal flood occurrence combining sea level and media sources: a case study of the Solent, UK since 1935. Natural Hazards, 59(3), pp.1773–1796. Available at: [Accessed March 27, 2015].