Storm Event

Severity ? 2

Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with flooding at Shoreham according to Zong and Tooley (2003). The Times (1918) report “much” flooding over the country at the time of this event, due to a combination of storms, snow, sleet and rain. The flooding at Shoreham, and at Littlehampton, was caused by overflowing rivers. At Northam, Southampton low-lying areas and some residential properties were flooded, and some streets were flooded to a depth of several feet.

References

  1. Zong, Y. & Tooley, M.J., 2003. A Historical Record of Coastal Floods in Britain: Frequencies and Associated Storm Tracks. Natural Hazards, 29(1), pp.13–36. Available at: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A%3A1022942801531 [Accessed March 5, 2015].
  2. The Times, 1918. Severe Snowstorm. Times Newspapers Limited, [London, England]. The Times Digital Archive.