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Flooding in Lincolnshire

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EA staff standing on the ground next to an RAF member and a Chinook helicopter

National outlook

The flood risk for the weekend remains low with an improving weather picture on Saturday and Sunday, although there will be showers, occasionally heavy, at times. Continuing minor river flooding impacts are possible but not expected along parts of the River Severn today (Friday) through to Sunday.

Lincolnshire update

In Lincolnshire, Environment Agency staff are working 24/7 alongside the emergency services to protect people and property after a river embankment breached at Wainfleet. The RAF are flying in almost 70, one tonne bags of gravel to reinforce the flood defences and drastically reduce the chances of further flooding.  The county has seen nearly two and half times the amount of rain which normally falls in a month, although the weather situation is now improving.

The Environment Agency has 132 staff working on the incident in Wainfleet, both on the ground and in the Lincolnshire incident room. Officers are operating 3 ultra-high volume pumps to help move water away from homes and the EA has an incident command vehicle on site helping to coordinate the emergency response.

As always, we urge people to check their flood risk, sign up for free flood warnings and keep up to date with the latest situation at, call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 or follow @EnvAgency on Twitter for the latest flood updates.

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  1. Comment by Laurence Ridyard posted on

    I am very puzzled .

    Since when has there been a River Severn in Lincolnshire ?

  2. Comment by William Hughes-Games posted on

    All over the UK, towns which were sea ports are now far away from the coast due to the soil brought down by flooding filling up the estuaries on which they were built. This despite a steady rise in sea level of about a mm per year, now rising to 3.5mm per year. Get "Dirt" by David R Montgomery to see why this has happened. Adopting measures in his subsequent book would massively reduce flooding.