October 2, 2019 5.02 pm This story is over 23 months old

Heartbreaking pictures from inside flooded Lincolnshire home

Roy and Jean have spoken about the devastation they felt

Devastated Lincolnshire villagers watched on in disbelief as the floodwater invaded their Ruskington homes and ruined their belongings.

As previously reported, firefighters rushed to Westcliffe Road on Tuesday, October 1, where the beck behind a row of bungalows had breached.

Lincolnshire Reporter spoke to people who live on Westcliffe Road who said they made desperate attempts to save their bungalows.

Now Jean, 79, and Roy Allen, 77, have shared heartbreaking pictures from inside their home when the nearby beck breached its banks.

Jean and Roy watched the water rise outside their home. Photo: Roy Allen

The water got in through the door. Photo: Roy Allen

The couple spent the night at their son’s house in Sudbrooke but visited their bungalow on Wednesday to start cleaning up.

“I was trying really hard to keep the water out,” Jean told Lincolnshire Reporter. “I just kept mopping but I just could not keep up with it.

Jean tried to use a mop to keep the water out. Photo: Roy Allen

The garden became a pond. Photo: Roy Allen

“Roy eventually told me that it was pointless. We started lifting anything we could off of the floor but so much has been ruined.

“It is devastating to see. We have seen the garden flood before but it has never got inside in the bungalow before.”

She added that the floodwater got up to about eight inches.

Jean and Roy Allen with sandbags at their front door. Photo: Connor Creaghan for Lincolnshire Reporter

People have been evacuated from their homes. Photo: Lincolnshire Police Drones

Current Lincolnshire flood alerts


  • River Trent from Cromwell Weir to Gainsborough
  • Rase and Upper Ancholme
  • Witham in North Kesteven
  • Lower River Witham
  • East and West Fens

Click here for the full details and flooding alert updates.

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