Storm Event

Severity ? 2


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).


No known sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with an inundation of “several” inches in the marshlands of Hythe on 15th October. 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.

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property Properties in Portswood were flooded
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports *
Transport Hampshire roads flooded
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences *

*No known sources of information available


  1. Ruocco, A. Nicholls, R. J., Haigh, I. D., and Wadey, M. (2011). ‘Reconstructing Coastal Flood Occurrence Combining Sea Level and Media Sources: A case study of the Solent UK since 1935’. Natural Hazards, 59(3): 1773-1796. Available at: (Accessed: 27 March 2015).