Storm Event

Severity ? 1


High tides and winds caused flooding in Hampshire and Isle of Wight (Akehurst, 2011).


Sea breached defences at St Helens, Durer (Akehurst, 2011).

Receptor and Consequence

Road between Thorn Cross and Sutton was impassable as it flooded to 3 feet. Bridge Road, Yarmouth was under 2 feet of water and Steephill Road in Ventnor was flooded to 18 inches. The Strand, Ryde was also flooded (Akehurst, 2011).

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property *
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports *
Transport Several roads were mentioned flooded, such as road between Thorn Cross and Sutton, Bridge Road, and Steephill Road.
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences *

*No known sources of information available


  1. Akehurst, K. (2011). Coastal Flooding in the Solent, an Analysis using Sea Levels and Media Records. Southampton Undergraduate Thesis.