Storm Event

Severity ? 1


This event was associated with southwesterly gales gusting to gale force pushing the water up flooding Southampton, Mudeford, and Hedge End (Smith, 2011).


No known sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence

At Millbrook, some of main roads were under 3 feet of water. In several resorts, sea damaged moored boats and beach huts. Caravan park at Mudeford was under 1 foot of water (Ruocco, 2009). Weston Shore Road was also closed due to flooding (Smith, 2011).

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property *
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports *
Transport Roads were closed due to flooding, including main roads to Millbrook and Weston Shore Road.
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences *

*No known sources of information available


  1. Smith, M. J. K. (2011). Coastal Flooding in Southampton. Southampton Undergraduate Thesis.
  2. Ruocco, A. (2009). Reconstructing Coastal Flood Occurrence in the Solent since 1935 using Historical Database. Southampton MSc Dissertation.