Storm Event

Severity ? 2


No known sources of information.


No known sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence

A ‘major’ North Sea storm surge generated coastal flooding in several east coast areas during this event including Yorkshire (where the Spurn isthmus was breached), Lincolnshire, Norfolk, and Kent (Eden, 2008). Scoones (2018) reported that houses in Prince of Wales Terrace, Canute Road, and Wellington Parade flooded. At Seasalter, gardens and houses inundated.

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property *
Evacuation & Rescue One report said 20 people evacuated.
Cost £1000s of damage estimated
Ports *
Transport *
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences *

*No known sources of information available


  1. Eden, P. (2008). Great British Weather Disasters. London: Continuum.
  2. Scoones, A. (2018). Understanding Coastal Flooding in Kent. Southampton Undergraduate Thesis.