June 11, 2019 3.18 pm This story is over 29 months old

Flooding alerts issued for these Lincolnshire areas

There are nine flooding alerts in the county

Eight flood alerts and one flood warning have been issued across Lincolnshire after 24 hours of heavy rain.

Government alerts are issued when flooding is possible. In these cases, people should begin to make preparations for protection, travel and other contingencies.

A flood warning is the next level of severity on the scale. In this case, flooding is expected and immediate action is usually required.

The warning, showing on the map in red, is the only one to be issued in the county so far and covers the Stanhope Road area of Horncastle.

Heavy rain is affecting the Lincolnshire Wolds and River Bain catchment, causing the River Waring to rise and flood low lying land and roads in Horncastle.

As reported previously, Banovallum School was closed to all barring GCSE students taking their exams on Tuesday June 11.

The scene at Boston Pilgrim Hospital

People in the warning area have been told: “Please avoid contact with flood water. Our staff are out in the area, checking flood defences, clearing blockages and assisting emergency services and council.”

Eight alerts

The eight other alerts for possible flooding in the county affect the following areas:

  • Rase and Upper Ancholme
  • Louth Canal and Waithe Beck
  • Lincolnshire East Coast Rivers
  • Bain Catchment
  • River Steeping
  • East and East West Fens
  • Minor Watercourses of South Forty Foot Drain
  • East and West Glens

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