Storm Event

Severity ? 2


No known sources of information.


Ruocco (2009) reported of sea water breaching the sea wall at Old Portsmouth.

Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with flooding in Hayling Island and Southsea (Portsmouth), along with Newport, Ryde and Cowes in the Isle of Wight where some non-residential properties required pumping to remove flood water (Ruocco et al., 2011). There was also flooding in Langstone and Fareham.

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property *
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports *
Transport Flooding on Bath Square, Langstone High Street, Sea Street, Town Quay, Wallington Road. Police diverted traffic in areas
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater Flooded basements pumped near The Strand
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences Waves breached sea wall at Old Portsmouth

*No known sources of information available


  1. Ruocco, A. (2009). Reconstructing Coastal Flood Occurrence in the Solent since 1935 using Historical Database. Southampton MSc Dissertation.
  2. 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).