Storm Event

Severity ? 2


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Receptor and Consequence

This was event was associated with localised flooding in the Solent (Ruocco et al. 2011). The A27 close to Portchester was inundated, along with local roads and some non-residential property in other nearby areas. Businesses were forced to close in Cowes when the High Street was inundated, and key transport routes in Southampton were also flooded with many vehicles broken down. Ruocco (2009) reported that properties on Wallington Shore Road experienced some flooding in their gardens.

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property Gardens of properties on Wallington Shore Road were inundated
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports *
Transport Near Portchester, the A27 was flooded, along with some local roads. Cowes High Street was inundated. Southampton’s major transport routes were disrupted
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).
  2. Ruocco, A. (2009). Reconstructing Coastal Flood Occurrence in the Solent since 1935 using Historical Database. Southampton MSc Dissertation.