Storm Event

Severity ? 2

Source

No known sources of information.

Pathway

No known sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with flooding in Tintern, Wales where flood water of 1.5 ft. [0.5 m] in depth inundated the A466, which was subsequently closed as a precaution (BBC, 2006; Haigh et al. 2015). Some non-residential properties were also flooded. There was further flooding in Somerset, where promenades of Burnham-on-Sea and Weston-Super-Mare were partially flooded – coastal defences stopped the majority of the water. Brean leisure park obtained significant damage to 22 properties (Young, 2018). Pilton Park was intentionally flooded in north Devon to avoid the flooding of other areas in Barnstaple (Knight, 2016).

Summary table:

Loss of life *
Residential property *
Evacuation & Rescue *
   
Cost *
Ports *
Transport Inundation of A466 lead to closure. Promenades flooded in Somerset
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
   
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences *

*No known sources of information available

References

  1. BBC, 2006. Warning helps ease flooding fear. BBC News. Available at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/south_east/4860348.stm [Accessed October 18, 2015].
  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: http://www.nature.com/articles/sdata201521.
  3. Young, A. (2018). A Historical Analysis of Coastal Flooding in the Upper Bristol Channel 1962-2016, Southampton Undergraduate Thesis.
  4. Knight, H. (2016). An Investigation into Coastal Flooding in the Region Surrounding the Taw Torridge Estuary, Southampton Undergraduate Thesis.