Storm Event

Severity ? 2

Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with a 285 yard [260 m] breach in the sea defences in Selsey, Hampshire which resulted in flooding in a nearby caravan park to depths of upto 18 inches [0.5 m] (Ruocco et al. 2011). There was also overtopping in Southsea, Portsmouth which left parts of the seafront closed off after flooding.


  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].