A hurricane-level storm struck the west coast of the Outer Hebrides in January 2005.
Serious coastal damage and loss of life occurred as a consequence of flooding and erosion.
Various community, local authority and government agency responses occurred quickly. In
September 2006, a series of structural interviews were made to assess how these
responses had developed and what actions had been put in place. Three groups were
recognized: local inhabitants; professional agencies; and local council officials.