June 17, 2019 10.03 am This story is over 57 months old

More rain incoming as hundreds evacuated from Wainfleet homes

Nearly 600 homes in the area were evacuated

There is a Met Office yellow warning in place for rain in Lincolnshire for Tuesday and Wednesday after nearly 600 properties in Wainfleet were evacuated.

A thunderstorms warning is in place from 6pm on Tuesday, June 18 until 9pm on Wednesday, June 19 across the whole of Lincolnshire. It has potential to cause disruption to travel and flooding.

The weather warning covers huge areas of south and east England from Tuesday evening.

The RAF helped to reinforce the bank. Photo: Environment Agency

According to the Met Office there is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly with damage to some buildings.

Where flooding or lightning strikes occur there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus service, as well as power cuts. It could also lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

Pipe work leading from Ultra High Level Pumps being fitted by Environment Agency staff at Thorpe Culvert.

Weather forecast

It looks like an improved forecast for Monday, June 17 in Wainfleet, but the affects of the flooding is still being felt. Photo: Met Office

A yellow warning for thunderstorms is in place in Lincolnshire from Tuesday, June 18. Photo: Met Office

Met Office forecast for Wednesday

Flood warnings and alerts

According to Gov.uk there are two flood warnings in place in Lincolnshire. This means flooding is expected and immediate action is required in the following areas:

  • Great Steeping and Firsby
  • River Steeping in Wainfleet All Saints

Six flood alerts are in place. Flooding is possible in the following areas:

  • East and West Fens
  • Lincolnshire East Coast Rivers
  • Lower River Witham
  • Minor Watercourses in North Kesteven
  • Rase and Upper Ancholme
  • River Steeping

Police drones continue to monitor situation in the Wainfleet area. Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue have resources at the County Emergency Centre and out on the ground in Wainfleet. There are crews in six locations and a forward command point at Wainfleet fire station.

The Armed Forces dropped a further 76 tonnes of sand and ballast from a Chinook helicopter on Sunday to reinforce and plug a breach in the bank of the River Steeping.

The last major event in the county was when Louth and Horncastle were badly affected in 2007 after 68mm of rainfall. With the current situation the EA’s Ulceby rain gauge has shown 132mm of rain between June 10-12.

Meanwhile, Anglian Water say that all facilities are back to normal at Holbeach. Click here for the latest advice to residents in and around Wainfleet following discussions with Anglian Water and Public Health.


Photo: East Midlands Trains

Disruption continues on the Nottingham-Skegness route due to flooding. Rail replacement buses run between Boston and Skegness. For more information click here or follow East Midlands Trains’ Twitter account.

For the latest bus information follow updates via Stagecoach East Midlands’ Twitter account here.