Storm Event

Severity ? 1

Receptor and Consequence

‘Supertides’ allowed for overtopping at locations around the UK during this event, although there were no reports of serious flooding. The Thames Barrier was closed as a precaution, whilst water seeped over the banks of the River Thames during the afternoon, flooding walkways in Greenwich (Buchanan & Saul, 2015).

References

  1. Buchanan, R. S., & Saul, H., 2015. Supertide 2015: Tide of the century sees Thames seep over banks as France’s famed Mont Saint-Michel is cut off from mainland. The Independant. Available at: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/supertide-2015-tide-of-the-century-sees-thames-seep-over-banks-as-frances-famed-mont-saint-michel-is-10125010.html [Accessed March 28, 2015].