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What were the causes of the 2013 storm?

A combination of unusually low pressure, strong onshore winds and high ‘spring’ tides created the perfect conditions for the worst storm surge witnessed in the North Sea since the infamous events of late January 1953.

What caused the Toon Monsoon?

Another supercell produced a tornado near Sleaford, in Lincolnshire. Another supercell storm struck Tyneside without warning at the height of the evening rush hour causing widespread damage and travel chaos, locally known as the Toon Monsoon.

What were the effects of the 2013 storm?

Damage to flood defences was much lower in 2013 than in 1953, and loss of life due to flooding was avoided; but there was still extensive change to the coastline, damage to seawalls, and flooding of areas that are nominally designated as “hold the line”.

What were the causes of the 2012 flooding in York?

The water that floods York hence comes from the Dales area which receives heavy rainfall, which ends up in York via the Swale, Ure and Nidd tributaries.

Where did the UK floods happen in 2013?

Emergency pumps were brought in to drain the Somerset levels. The 2013–2014 United Kingdom winter floods saw areas of Ireland and the United Kingdom inundated following severe storms. The south of England saw heavy rainfalls associated with these storms which caused widespread flooding, power cuts and major disruptions to transport.

Where was flash flooding in Ireland in January 2013?

28 January – protesters against the household tax occupied a public gallery in Cork; Cork City Council abandoned a meeting. 28 January – flash flooding occurred in central Galway. Elsewhere in the country, flooding occurred in Killarney and between Letterkenny and Stranorlar.

What was the worst storm to hit Ireland?

The flooded quayside at Kinvara, Co Galway, during the 2013-2014 winter storms. File photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy Ireland’s worst storm on meteorological record is still the “Big Wind” of 1839, but the high winds of February 2014 may have caused the most damage, an expert has said.

How did people die in Ireland in 2013?

Events during the year 2013 in Ireland . 14 January – a couple, including a former nurse, were found huddled together on the bedroom floor of a flat owned by Dublin City Council, having been dead for days. They died from hypothermia.