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Flooding

IMPORTANT - telephone 01522 782082 Lincolnshire County Council Highways team if you are experiencing flooding or want to report local flooding (at neighbours, on highway etc). Telephone 999 if the situation becomes life threatening.
The Environment Agency is the national lead flood authority in England and is responsible for issuing flood warnings: Floodline: 0345 9881188. You can also find out on their website if your property/location is at risk of being flooded.

Lincolnshire County Council Highways is the Local Lead Flood Authority (LLFA) and West Lindsey District Council will be following their lead in a flooding emergency.

All incidents of flooding should be reported through to the Highways team as they have a duty under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 Section 19 to investigate the source of flooding and provide a co-ordinated public response.

Sandbags will only be distributed as directed by the LLFA on a priority basis during a flooding event. Residents can be proactive and help themselves by obtaining sand/sandbags from builder’s merchants if they are concern about the possibility of being flooded.

A limited number of AQUA-SACS can be obtained from the Parish Council by ringing 01673 860336 Mon - Thurs 9.00am - 3.00pm and Fri 9.00am - 12.00pm or in an emergency 07443 903867 or 07870 968284 to arrange collection.

Low lying land and roads will be affected first.

Be prepared to protect yourself, family, pets and property.

  • Prepare a flood kit including a torch, batteries, mobile phone, warm
    clothes, water, food and any prescription medicines you may need.
  • Avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water.
  • Farmers should consider moving livestock and equipment away from areas
    likely to flood.
  • Keep an eye on local water levels and weather conditions.

Visit the Environment Agency website www.environment-agency.gov.uk for river level and flooding information.

Contact:
Northern Area Flood Incident Management Team
Waterside House, Waterside North
Lincoln
LN2 5HA

Floodline Tel: 0845 988 1188

If you want more information about flooding, please phone Floodline on 0845 988 1188 or log onto Floodline Warnings Direct at www.environment-agency.gov.uk/floodline.