Storm Event

Severity ? 1

Receptor and Consequence

Several Isle of Wight towns reportedly experienced the worst flooding for several years during this event, with several other locations in Hampshire also impacted (Ruocco et al. 2011). In Cowes, 100 ft. [30 m] of stone copings and hand railings were washed away, and some areas were inundated to a depth of 2 ft. [0.6 m].


  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].