Storm Event

Severity ? 1


A gale associated with south-easterly winds produced a surge of 0.45 metre at Stornoway during this event (Hickey, 1997).


No known sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with flooding of a car park and one local road at Stornway (Hickey, 1997).

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property *
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports *
Transport One local road flooded.
Energy *
Public services One car park flooded.
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences *

*No known sources of information available


  1. Hickey, K. R. (1997). Documentary records of coastal storms in Scotland, 1500-1991 A.D. Coventry University. Available at: