Storm Brendan destroys sea defences along Southsea seafront

NEW sea defences are more vital than ever, Portsmouth City Council has warned, as Storm Brendan saw two sections of Southsea seafront destroyed by high winds and rough seas.

Friday, 17th January 2020, 9:10 am
Updated Friday, 17th January 2020, 11:23 am

As winds of up to 55 miles per hour ravaged the city's coastline on Tuesday the city's 'deteriorating' defences failed to hold up.Large chunks in front of the naval memorial in Southsea and at Long Curtain Moat, which had already been noted as needing for urgent repairs, collapsed as a result of the storm.For the council's deputy leader, Councillor Steve Pitt, this proved the need for updated sea defences in Southsea - a project which is due to start this year.He said: 'Further repairs of these damages are necessary and vital in protecting Portsmouth from coastal flood and erosion risk.'But the new scheme for Southsea to replace the defences has never been this urgent.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Read More

Read More
Southsea sea defence scheme approved by Portsmouth City Council
Spur Redoubt at Long Curtain Moat was damaged during Storm Brendan
Sea defences near Mozzarella Joes were further damaged during Storm Brendan. Picture: Portsmouth City Council