Storm Event

Severity ? 2

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.


  1. Ruocco, A.C. et al. 2011. Reconstructing coastal flood occurrence combining sea level and media sources: a case study of the Solent, UK since 1935. Natural Hazards, 59(3), pp.1773–1796. Available at: [Accessed March 27, 2015].