Storm Event

Severity ? 2


No known sources of information.


Overtopping and seepage at Chesil Beach (West, 2014).

Receptor and Consequence

14th October 1976 was associated with coastal flooding in Torquay, Devon (Zong and Tooley, 2003). 15th October 1976 was associated with flooding at Chiswell, Isle of Portland (West, 2014). The island was cut off from the mainland once the adjoining road became inundated.


  1. West, I.W., 2014. Chesil Beach -Hurricanes, Storms, and Storm Surges. Geology of the Wessex Coast of Southern England. Available at: [Accessed March 8, 2015]
  2. Zong, Y. & Tooley, M.J., 2003. A Historical Record of Coastal Floods in Britain: Frequencies and Associated Storm Tracks. Natural Hazards, 29(1), pp.13–36. Available at: [Accessed March 5, 2015].