Storm Event

Severity ? 2

Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with localised flooding in some locations in the Solent, Hampshire (Ruocco et al. 2011). The high street in Langstone was inundated to a depth of 3 ft. [0.9 m], and overtopping in parts of Portsmouth also flooded a number of local roads. Some residential properties in Northney, Hayling Island were isolated due to the flood water. Properties were also affected in Fareham and Totton, with conditions at the latter location described as among the worst observed during this event.

References

  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: http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s11069-011-9868-7 [Accessed March 27, 2015].