Canvey Island has been subject to wet weather events throughout its history. Without a doubt, the worst of these took place during 1953. Whilst the extreme weather affected many of the coastal towns in Essex, Canvey Island was amongst the worst hit. Fifty-eight people lost their lives to these most extreme of weather conditions. The waters reached ceiling levels in many homes and caused devastation to many residents and businesses. As a consequence of the flooding, the height of the sea wall was significantly increased, and then, in the 1980s, the wall itself was replaced by a yet larger one to guard against weather disasters.

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