Flooding: Latest information

Freak weather storms have hit the Calendar region causing some flooding in places. Parts of Nottinghamshire have had hail.

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Environment Agency: "Currently, emergency services are dealing with on-going flooding in Digby."

The Environment Agency's head of the joint emergency management service in Lincolnshire, has today released a statement regarding yesterday's "extraordinarily unusual amount of rainfall, which affected large areas of the county", he also explained what is happening today._

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Some residents are suffering from flood water in their homes. We have fire appliances at the scene and there is a co-ordinated agency response.

– David Powell, Environment Agency

In areas of localised flooding we are working with district colleagues, local councils and other agencies to put people back into communities for the clean-up operation to help those affected in East Lindsey and North Kesteven where the worst affected areas appear to be Digby, Timberland and Ruskington. Woodhall Spa, Leasingham, Horncastle and Louth were also affected. There was also a mudslide in Belchford which closed roads but has been cleared by the highways team._

The team said they were thankful that nobody has been seriously hurt during the flash-flooding. Locals can follow live reports from the Lincolnshire Environment Agency team on twitter here.

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Lincolnshire Emergency Planning statement

“As a result of heavy and sporadic downpours throughout this afternoon, some areas of the county are experiencing localised flash flooding and weather-related damage.

“As a result of heavy and sporadic downpours throughout this afternoon, some areas of the county are experiencing localised flash flooding and weather-related damage.

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“Local authorities including the police, fire and rescue, the county and district councils, highways, drainage boards and the Environment Agency are working hard to give immediate support to those affected and to alleviate the impact as soon as possible._

“We are prioritising our help to those whose homes have been flooded. While the MET Office have said that further flooding is unlikely, we continue to monitor both the weather and the county’s rivers so that we can respond quickly to any further incidents.”

– David Powell, head of Emergency Planning

The areas that have experienced some localised flooding include:

Caistor

Horncastle

Timberland

Louth

Grantham

Sleaford

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