Free flood warnings available to residents in Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea

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Local authorities are asking for residents that live on the coast to stand up and be counted to reduce impact of coastal flooding.

This can now be done through free flood warnings that are available.

East Lindsey District Council, the Environment Agency and Lincolnshire County Council are launching the annual We’re prepared for coastal flooding – are you? campaign to encourage households to complete a flood plan and sign up to receive flood warnings.

The District Council’s portfolio holder for the environment, Coun Steve Newton, said: “Our coastline is now better protected than ever before but no one can ever remove all risk of flooding.

“We work closely with our partners to ensure we have plans in place to cope if flooding does happen, but local residents and communities can take simple steps to help reduce the risk - that’s what our campaign aims to achieve.”

People living in coastal areas are urged to sign up for the free flooding warnings service, Floodline Warnings Direct by calling 0845 9881188 and to complete an interactive emergency flood plan at www.lincolnshireprepared.co.uk.