Storm Event

Severity ? 2

Source

Ruocco (2009) reports that the event was associated with a very high spring tide, that was forced up by a south-westerly gale.

Pathway

No known sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence

On 2nd November 1967, nearshore areas in Bognor were inundated to depths of up to 2 ft. [0.6 m] along with one of the highest sea levels of the year (Ruocco et al. 2011). Some non-residential properties in York Road were flooded; on Creek Road, a shop was inundated by 8 inches of water (Ruocco, 2009). Other impacted areas included Newport, Cowes and Ryde. In Hayling Island, some areas flooded to a depth of 2 ft. [0.6 m] owing to high sea levels and heavy rain, and the floods here were reportedly the worst in 9 years. Many local roads and properties were inundated. During 4th November 1967, there was flooding for the third successive day in Wallington (Fareham, Hampshire), caused by a combination of heavy rain and high sea levels. The sea wall at Selsey was greatly damaged by the force of the waters (Ruocco, 2009).

Summary table:

Loss of life *
Residential property Gardens of residential properties flooded. The downstairs of a house on Southwood Road was inundated, as well as cottages on Wallington Shore Road
Evacuation & Rescue *
 
Cost *
Ports *
Transport Inundation of local roads, including Wallington Shore Road, Gosport Road, Quay Street, Cowes High Street. Cars stuck in flooded roads
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
 
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences Sea wall destroyed by huge waves at Selsey

*No known sources of information available

References

  1. Ruocco, A. (2009). Reconstructing Coastal Flood Occurrence in the Solent since 1935 using Historical Database, Southampton Undergraduate Thesis.
  2. 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: http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s11069-011-9868-7 [Accessed March 27, 2015].
  3. Ruocco, A. (2009). Reconstructing Coastal Flood Occurrence in the Solent since 1935 using Historical Database, Southampton Undergraduate Thesis.