Storm Event

Severity ? 2


No known sources of information.


No known sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with flooding in Polmorla, Wadebridge, Chapel Amble and Padstow (Cornwall Council, 2011). The only extreme recorded sea level that month at Newlyn was at 16:00 on 24th October (return period of approximately 1 in 2 years). Also on this day, as the high tide advanced eastward, there was localised flooding in the Solent region – including Warsash (River Hamble, near Southampton), Fareham, Cowes (Isle of Wight) (Ruocco et al., 2011). Impacts were reportedly restricted to quayside property and roads. On October 25th there was coastal flooding at Christchurch (Dorset) (Davison et al., 1993).

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property *
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports *
Transport Wallington Shore Road and Weston Shore Road impassable
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences *

*No known sources of information available


  1. Cornwall Council, (2011). Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment ANNEX 5 – Chronology of Major Flood Events in Cornwall, Truro
  2. 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).
  3. Davison, M., Currie, I., and Ogley, B. (1993). The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Weather Book. Westerham, Kent: Froglets Publications Ltd, Brasted Chart.