Storm Event

Severity ? 2


No known sources of information.


No known sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with flooding in Hythe and Calshot (Ruocco et al. 2011). At the latter location, the head of the spit was isolated once the road adjoining the mainland became inundated. Many local roads were inundated elsewhere, and a low-lying golf course in Southampton was described as having turned into a lake.

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property *
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports *
Transport Roads flooded, including Weston Shore Road. Driver’s stranded on Shore Road, Hythe.
Energy *
Public services Coastguard station cut off for several hours in Calshot.
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences *

*No known sources of information available


  1. 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).