Storm Event

Severity ? 2

Receptor and Consequence

The sea levels at Hayling Island, Hampshire reached “frightening” heights during this event, with many homes “swamped” by flood water and vehicles swept away Ruocco et al. 2011). The flood water reached waist high in some properties, with one reportedly left with shingle indoors reaching to a depth of 3 ft [0.9 m]. Properties here incurred damages to thousands of pounds, with some left in danger of collapsing. In Ryde, the hovercraft was blown off the terminal by the strong winds.


  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].