Definitions for "1928 Thames flood"
The 1928 Thames flood was a disastrous flood of the River Thames that affected much of riverside London, England, on 7 January 1928, as well as places further downriver. Fourteen people were drowned in London and thousands were made homeless when flood waters poured over the top of the Thames Embankment and part of the Chelsea Embankment collapsed. It was the last major flood to affect central London and led to the implementation of new flood control measures, culminating in the construction of the Thames Barrier in the 1970s.