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.
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.
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
Our two high capacity ultra-high volume pumps are now at work helping to protect people and property by reducing flood levels at #Wainfleet #Lincolnshire. Check your #Flood risk https://t.co/dYjHk8uu5n #RAF #Floodaware @lincspolice @Lincolnshirecc @Lincsfirerescue pic.twitter.com/QXJaTydBeS
— Environment Agency (@EnvAgency) June 16, 2019
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.
A round up of our @lincspolice drone, dawn to dusk tasking supporting @envagency @LIncsfirerescue with a real time flood imaging from above in #wainfleet. Finding the most effective locations for High Volume Pumps. #policingwithpride @LincsSpecials #Lincolnshirefloods pic.twitter.com/XEtKEUN5hQ
— Lincolnshire Police Drones (@lincsCOPter) June 17, 2019
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.
Our call centre is open again today to deal with any urgent housing enquiries following the flooding. 01507 601111. Please only call for flooding related matters. Our team are at the Coronation Hall in Wainfleet too. pic.twitter.com/owRKG9VxVL
— EastLindseyDC (@EastLindseyDC) June 16, 2019
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.
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.