Storm Event

Severity ? 1

Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with coastal flooding along parts of the south coast, including many locations in the county of Cornwall (Cornwall Council, 2011). Affected locations in Cornwall over the last week of August 1992 included Wadebridge, Hayle and Lelant, Newlyn, Penzance and Long Rock, Helston, Falmouth and Penryn, Perranarworthal, Truro, Pentewan, Bugle, St Blazey and Tywardreath, the Glyn Valley and East Taphouse (Cornwall Council, 2011; (Haigh et al., 2015)).


  1. Cornwall Council, 2011. Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment ANNEX 5 – Chronology of Major Flood Events in Cornwall, Truro.
  2. Haigh, I.D. et al. 2015. A user-friendly database of coastal flooding in the United Kingdom from 1915–2014. Scientific Data, 2, p.150021. Available at: