Storm Event

'Double flood caused by the combination of a burst water main and freak tides

Severity ? 2


No known sources of information.


No known sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with flooding in Hayling Island and Gosport (Portsmouth), which was exacerbated by a burst water pipe (Ruocco et al. 2011). In Hayling Island, residential properties exposed to reportedly 20 ft. [6.1 m] waves were inundated, along with local roads which were under 2 ft. [0.6 m] of water.

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property *
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports *
Transport Local roads flooded, including Stokes Bay Road, leading to diversions
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater Burst water pipe added to flood effects
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).