BREAKING NEWS: Lincolnshire County Council warn of more floods

Communities in Lincolnshire are being advised to remain alert to the risk of flooding.

Forecasts for Friday and Saturday show heavy rain in Lincolnshire.

Local authorities continue to monitor the situation and are fully prepared to respond quickly to any incidents.

David Powell, head of Lincolnshire’s Joint Emergency Management Service, said: “At the moment, the forecast is uncertain.

“The difficulty with heavy downpours of rain is that it’s impossible to predict where localised flooding may occur. However, we can all take reasonable steps to prepare.

“Our message to people is to closely monitor the weather forecasts and follow the advice provided by the Environment Agency and local councils.

“I would also like to remind people of the dangers of entering flood water and urge people not to drive or walk through it.

“It’s impossible to know how deep it is, whether there are any hidden obstacles or debris, and whether manhole covers are missing. In addition, driving through it can force the water further into people’s home.”

What is being done:

Local authorities including the police, fire and rescue, the county and district councils, highways, drainage boards and the Environment Agency are working together to monitor the situation and are fully prepared to respond quickly to any incidents.

A number of preventative measures are being carried out to mitigate the likelihood of further potential flooding, as well as lessen the impact if it does occur.

Police, fire and rescue, highways and local authority teams are working closely under the co-ordination of the Lincolnshire Resilience Forum to prepare and respond to flooding in the county.

What can you do?

There are a number of things you can do to prepare for potential flooding. Firstly, it’s important to keep up to date with the weather forecasts and be aware of how your community might be impacted.

Contact information:

In an emergency, dial 999.

For the latest updates, tune into your local radio and TV stations or contact the Environment Agency’s Floodline Warnings Direct:0845 988 1188, 0845 602 6340 (for Type Talk) www.environment-agency.co.uk/floodwarning Twitter @LincsOpsEA.

To report a flood, or if you need support dealing with one, contact your local district council: East Lindsey District Council: 01507 601111, West Lindsey District Council: 01427 676 676.