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Site Study of the T4 Bognor Regis tornado of 28 October 2000 - a day in the life of a tornado investigator, by G. T. Meaden, published January 2001 in The Journal of Meteorology (vol. 26, no. 255, article, pp.3-13)   Download PDF
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This report summarises the tornado damage to properties at Bognor Regis on the West Sussex coast that occurred between 5.10 and 5.15 p.m. clocktime (1610-1615 UTC) on 28 October 2000. The damage trail through the town was 3 km long and chiefly 70 to 80 metres wide. The tornado strength probably reached T4 on the Intenational Tornadoa Scale, setting the tornado in the TLW category.

Storms, floods and soil erosion on the South Downs, East Sussex, Autumn and Winter 2000-01, by John Boardman, published October 2001 in Geography (vol. 86, no. 4, article, pp.346-355, Geographical Association)   View Online

Christ's Hospital in the Year 2000, by Rosie Howard, Pam Legate and Peter Bloomfield with drawings by Keith Mackness, published 1 November 2001 (248 pp., Christ's Hospital Enterprises, ISBN-10: 0950784346 & ISBN-13: 9780950784342) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries

Hastings Today, by Nick Hanna and Tim Cross, published 12 December 2001 (119 pp., Hastings: Seachange Publishing, ISBN-10: 0954187202 & ISBN-13: 9780954187200) accessible at: British Library & East Sussex Libraries
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This book is a celebration of Hastings and St Leonards, one of Britain's best known seaside resorts, and the many fascinating aspects of its heritage, townscapes, people, cultural life, and colourful annual events. From bikes to boat races and beach art to bonfires, Hastings Today captures the character of this idiosyncratic seaside town in over 250 stunning images by 20 local photographers.

Collecting personal accounts of the Lewes floods of October 2000, by Joy Preston, published 2002 in Oral history (vol. 30, no. 2, article, pp.79-84)

Chichester emergency flood alleviation project, winter 2000/2001, by R.S. Hoad, A.M. Gilham and D.S. Fawcett, published 2003 in Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers -- Water and Maritime Engineering (vol. 156, no. 4, article, pp.297-304)
The River Lavant is a small ephemeral chalk stream, which is culverted through the city of Chichester. In 1994 widespread flooding resulted when the capacity of the culverts was exceeded and the river overtopped its bank. Subsequently a local multi-agency Strategic Coordinating Group was formed, and a permanent flood alleviation scheme was developed through the planning process. In November 2000, after a period of very heavy rain, the River Lavant again threatened flooding. A large-scale pumping operation to divert some water around the city was brought into place by the Fire Brigade. Additional alleviation capacity was urgently needed, and local design resources were committed to adapt the permanent scheme for rapid implementation. The project comprised several major pumping operations and open channels over 5 km long with a choked diversion to protect the village of Merston. The A27 trunk road and the railway embankment carrying the mainline along the south coast lie across the route. Piped crossings were designed involving liaison with Railtrack and the Highways Agency. Documents for the whole scheme were put together while funding approval was sought. Despite the emergency conditions, both archaeological and ecological studies were undertaken, particularly for water vole, bat and badger habitats. On 4 December 2000 construction commenced in three packages costing a total of £1·3 million, with a programme to complete all but the main rail crossing before Christmas. However, further bad weather intervened, and the partially completed works were brought into use carrying floodwater less than two weeks later. In the New Year the rail crossing was constructed during a weekend possession. The paper focuses on the implementation of the project, including emergency response, multi-agency cooperation, team working, fast-tracking approvals, unique technical solutions, and rapid construction while ensuring compatibility with the full scheme.

A note on the severe Hailstorm in Sussex and Kent, UK - 15 July 2007, by Jonathan D. C. Webb, published September 2009 in The International Journal of Meteorology (vol. 34, no. 341, article, pp.229-233)   Download PDF
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Following a brief incursion of very warm air into SE England on 15 July 2007, a severe thunderstorm system, with a locally destructive hailstorm and squall, affected East Sussex, Kent and adjacent coastal areas.

The Rother Valley Croquet Club: The First Decade 2000 - 2009, by Ian Burn, published 5 March 2010 (vi + 28 pp., Duncton: Rother Valley Croquet Books, ISBN-10: 0956490700 & ISBN-13: 9780956490704) accessible at: British Library

Woodsman: Living in a Wood in the 21st Century, by Ben Law, published 3 April 2014 (247 pp., London: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd., ISBN-10: 0007551924 & ISBN-13: 9780007551927) accessible at: British Library & East Sussex Libraries
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Ben Law has lived as a woodsman in Prickly Nut Wood for over 20 years. His authentic, incredible sense of the land and the wildlife, and his respect for age old traditions and how to sustain them offers a wonderful, inviting insight into the life and character of Prickly Nut Wood.