'Sea defences at Selsey broken to pieces due to high winds and flood tides'
High tide, high winds, and heavy seas caused flooding in Isle of Wight and Chichester (Akehurst, 2011).
Sea defences at Selsey broken to pieces due to high winds and flood tides as well as sea wall at the end of West Street (Akehurst, 2011).
Receptor and Consequence
This event saw flooding in Isle of Wight and Chichester. At Ryde, engineers workshop and slipway swash under 2 feet of water. Seas damaged Quay Road terminal of Hovercraft Ltd due to high tide, high winds and heavy seas. At Selsey, several caravans were damaged. Family evacuated from West Drive after tides and winds broke down sea defences (Akehurst, 2011).
|Loss of life||*|
|Evacuation & Rescue||Family evacuated from West Drive.|
|Ports||Quay Road terminal of Hovercraft Ltd was damaged.|
|Transport||Quay Road flooded.|
|Water & wastewater||*|
|Coastal defences||Sea defences at Selsey and West Street damaged.|
*No known sources of information available
- Akehurst, K. (2011). Coastal Flooding in the Solent, an Analysis using Sea Levels and Media Records. Southampton Undergraduate Thesis.