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Roads flooded as Louth hit by flash thunder storms

LOUTH was one of the worst hit areas after Thursday’s flash floods wreaked havoc across the area.

Lincolnshire County Council say ‘heavy and sporadic’ downpours have seen localised flooding in areas including Louth, Horncastle, Caistor, Grantham and Sleaford.

Fire and rescue reported that they had attended some 155 flooding incidents in the county since 1pm yesterday.

A county council spokesman said: “We are prioritising our help to those whose homes have been flooded. While the MET Office have said that further flooding is unlikely, we continue to monitor both the weather and the county’s rivers so that we can respond quickly to any further incidents.”

Stuart Davy, Acting Chief Executive at East Lindsey District Council, added late last night: “The district council has been working closely with other agencies to support the response effort to help communities which suffered from localised flooding following the heavy downpour this afternoon.

“Teams will continue to work into the night and we will continue to monitor the situation.”

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

Send your flood pictures to sam.kinnaird@jpress.co.uk or call us on 01507 353200.

 

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