Storm Event

Severity ? 2

Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with flooding in Selsey, reportedly two days after having experienced a tornado (Ruocco et al. 2011). Some residential properties were inundated to knee depth, with 30 affected in total. The strong wave conditions at Ryde caused concern when the hovercraft was displaced.


  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].