News: The 24 places in Lincolnshire where a flood warning or flood alert has been issued

News: The 24 places in Lincolnshire where a flood warning or flood alert has been issued

Another Lincolnshire Highlights news story…

People in some parts of Lincolnshire are being warned to take “immediate action” as a series of flood warnings and alerts are in place across the county.

The village of Wainfleet All Saints remains flooded after the River Steeping burst its banks on Wednesday night, June 12.

And today flood warnings are in place in Great Steeping and Firsby, the East and West Fen Catchwater and Maud Foster Drain, Frisby-on-the-Wreake, villages near the Great Eau, Long Eau and Woldgrift Drain, Wainfleet All Saints and the River Bain and Haltham Beck in Haltham and Kirkby on Bain.

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Heavy rain causes floods across Lincolnshire

In total there are six flood warnings in place, meaning immediate action is required

There are also 12 less serious flood alerts in place across the county, with residents living in affected areas being urged to to take care.

Here is a list of the areas affected.

Flood warnings are highlighted in red and flood alerts are highlighted in yellow.

Several flood warnings are in place across Lincolnshire
(Image: Flood Information Service)

FLOOD WARNINGS

Areas near the East and West Fen Catchwater and the Maud Foster Drain, west of Skegness

Flooding is expected – immediate action required

Rainfall passed through yesterday, Thursday, June 13.

River levels remain high in the East and West Fen Catchwater and the Maud Foster Drain, but appear to be levelling.

The river levels have already caused flooding of low lying land and roads and due to sustained high levels we still expect properties to be affected. Low lying properties are most at risk.

Areas near the East and West Fen Catchwater and the Maud Foster Drain
(Image: Flood Information Service)

Great Steeping and Firsby, west of Burgh le Marsh

Flooding is expected – immediate action required

River levels in the Great Steeping and Firsby area have been falling steadily overnight last night.

Further flooding to properties is not expected.

There may be standing water in low lying areas and fields for several days.

Great Steeping and Firsby
(Image: Flood Information Service)

Isolated properties and villages near the Great Eau, Long Eau and Woldgrift Drain, in the Great Steeping area

Flooding is expected – immediate action required

River levels in the Great Eau, Long Eau and Woldgrift Drains have been falling steadily overnight.

No further properties are expected to be flooded.

There may be standing water in low lying areas and fields for several days.

Isolated properties and villages near the Great Eau, Long Eau and Woldgrift Drain
(Image: Flood Information Service)

River Bain and Haltham Beck in Haltham and Kirkby on Bain

Flooding is expected – immediate action required

A flood warning and a flood alert has been put in place for the Bain catchment.

River levels in the River Bain, Haltham Beck in Haltham and Kirkby on Bain area have been falling steadily overnight.

Further flooding to properties in this area is not expected.

There may be standing water in low lying areas and fields for several days.

River Bain and Haltham Beck in Haltham and Kirkby on Bain
(Image: Flood Information Service)

River Steeping in Wainfleet All Saints

Flooding is expected – immediate action required

There is both a flood warning and flood alert in place.

Due to the heavy rain this week which has affected Lincolnshire there is now an on-going incident at Wainfleet after a breach in the River Steeping. In total 77 properties are confirmed flooded from both river and surface water.

It is likely that the number of properties affected could increase in the coming hours. The Lincolnshire Local Resilience Forum has taken the decision to evacuate the highest risk areas and the most vulnerable in Wainfleet.

There is a command centre in the town centre. Military aid is supporting to assist with stemming the flow from the river. River levels remain very high in the River Steeping.

River Steeping in Wainfleet All Saints
(Image: Flood Information Service)

River Wreake at Frisby-on-the-Wreake, south-west of Grantham

Flooding is expected – immediate action required

River levels are high at the Frisby river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland remains a risk today.

Areas most at risk are Frisby on the Wreake, including Water Lane at Frisby, and Broome Lane at Ratcliffe on the Wreake. Further light rainfall is forecast today. We are closely monitoring the situation.

Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area. Please avoid contact with flood water and move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety.

River Wreake at Frisby-on-the-Wreake
(Image: Flood Information Service)

 

FLOOD ALERTS

Barlings Eau and Duckpool Catchwater, near Cherry Willingham

Flooding is possible – be prepared

River levels remain high in the Barlings Eau and Duckpool Catchwater but appear to be falling.

The river levels have already caused flooding of low lying land and roads and due to sustained high levels we expect properties to be affected.

Forecasts indicate that flooding to properties isn’t likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued.

Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded.

Barlings Eau and Duckpool Catchwater
(Image: Flood Information Service)

East and West Fens, near Coningsby

Flooding is possible – be prepared

River levels remain very high in the East and West Fen Catchwater and the Maud Foster Drain.

The river levels have already caused flooding of low lying land and roads and due to sustained high levels we expect properties to be affected. Low lying properties are most at risk.

A flood warning has been issued for areas near the East and West Fen Catchwater and the Maud Foster Drain.

Stay safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water.

East and West Fens
(Image: Flood Information Service)

Lincolnshire East Coast Rivers, north of Mablethorpe

Flooding is possible – be prepared

River levels are now falling in the Lincolnshire East Coast Rivers.

The river levels have already caused flooding of low lying land and roads and due to sustained high levels we expect properties to be affected. Low lying properties are most at risk.

A flood warning has been issued for isolated properties and villages near the Great Eau, Long Eau and Woldgrift Drain.

Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water.

Lincolnshire East Coast Rivers
(Image: Flood Information Service)

Lincoln Watercourses, around Boultham, Washingborough, Hykeham

Flooding is possible – be prepared

Over the last 3 days we have seen heavy rainfall across Lincolnshire.

This means that the water courses in the City of Lincoln are now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river. We expect the river to remain high throughout the next few days.

Forecasts indicate that flooding to properties isn’t likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued.

Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded.

Lincoln Watercourses
(Image: Flood Information Service)

Lower River Ancholme, around Scunthorpe

Flooding is possible – be prepared

River levels remain high in the Lower River Ancholme but appear to be falling.

The river levels have already caused flooding of low lying land and roads.

Forecasts indicate that flooding to properties isn’t likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued.

Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded.

Lower River Ancholme
(Image: Flood Information Service)

Lower River Witham, around Coningsby

Flooding is possible – be prepared

River levels remain very high in the Lower River Witham but appear to be levelling.

The river levels have already caused flooding of low lying land and roads. Low lying properties are most at risk.

Forecasts indicate that flooding to properties isn’t likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued.

Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded.

Lower River Witham
(Image: Flood Information Service)

Rase and Upper Ancholme, around Market Rasen

Flooding is possible – be prepared

River levels remain very high in the Rase and Upper Ancholme.

The river levels have already caused flooding of low lying land and roads. The A631 at Bishopsbridge has flooded.

Forecasts indicate that flooding to properties isn’t likely and flood warnings are not expected to be issued at this time.

Stay safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water.

Rase and Upper Ancholme
(Image: Flood Information Service)

River Steeping, around Wainfleet

Flooding is possible – be prepared

Due to the heavy rain this week which has affected Lincolnshire there is now an on-going incident at Wainfleet after a breach in the River Steeping. In total 77 properties are confirmed flooded from both river and surface water.

It is likely that the number of properties affected could increase in the coming hours. The Lincolnshire Local Resilience Forum has taken the decision to evacuate the highest risk areas and the most vulnerable in Wainfleet.

There is a command centre has been established in the town centre. Military aid is supporting to assist with stemming the flow from the river. River levels remain very high in the River Steeping.

River Steeping
(Image: Flood Information Service)

River Wreake in Leicestershire

Flooding is possible – be prepared

River levels have risen at the Brentingby Dam river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Flooding continues.

Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Melton and Asfordby areas, as well as Station Lane Asfordby, Mill Lane and Water Lane at Frisby on the Wreake, Station Road at Thrussington, Broome Lane at Ratcliffe on the Wreake, Frisby, farmlands at Hoby, Brooksby, Thrussington, Ratcliffe and Syston.

Further light rainfall is forecast and we expect river levels to remain high today and into tomorrow, June 15.

Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded.

River Wreake in Leicestershire
(Image: Flood Information Service)

Witham in North Kesteven

Flooding is possible – be prepared

River levels remain very high in the Witham in North Kesteven but appear to be levelling.

The river levels have already caused flooding of low lying land and roads. Low lying properties are most at risk.

Forecasts indicate that flooding to properties from rivers isn’t likely and flood warnings are not expected to be issued.

Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water.

Witham in North Kesteven
(Image: Flood Information Service)

Witham in South Kesteven

Flooding is possible – be prepared

River levels remain high in the Witham in South Kesteven rivers but appear to be falling.

The river levels have already caused flooding of low lying land and roads.

Forecasts indicate that flooding to properties isn’t likely and flood warnings are not expected to be issued at this time. Low lying properties are most at risk.

Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded.

Witham in South Kesteven
(Image: Flood Information Service)

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