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Severe weather on Lincolnshire's East Coast low

The Strategic Command Group convened to oversee the State of Emergency in Lincolnshire, which was declared on Wednesday (11th January), have decided that the threat is now low and have made the decision that all agencies can return to business as usual.

Neil Rhodes, chief constable of Lincolnshire Police and chair of the Lincolnshire Resilience forum, said:

The Lincolnshire Resilience Forum has tonight (13 January) taken the decision to close the 24-hour emergency control centre. We have today seen the tidal surge.

It was massively reassuring to have support from the military.

– Lincolnshire Police, Neil Rhodes


Pictures: Scarborough clean-up operation

These pictures show Scarborough today as the clean-up operation got underway after the tidal surge came over defences.

In Scarborough's Foreshore Road, sand, seaweed, rocks and pebbles battered the coast. On Scarborough's North Bay, waves reached a number of businesses.

Credit: ITV Yorkshire
Credit: ITV Yorkshire
Credit: ITV Yorkshire
Credit: ITV Yorkshire


Police warning not to walk too close to stormy seas

Police have issued an urgent warning to people who they say have been risking their lives by walking too close to the stormy seas.

Communities in Whitby and Scarborough have been bearing the brunt of wintry weather, as the gale force winds and high tides hit the region's east coast, with weather warnings in place for tomorrow.

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