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Heavy rain predicted as Lincolnshire's flood clean up continues

It is feared people flooded in Lincolnshire may not be able to return to their homes for another day - with more heavy rain forecast.

Houses surrounded by flood water on Matt Pitts Lane in Wainfleet All Saints, in Lincolnshire Credit: Press Association

Floods minister Therese Coffey saw first hand the devastation caused by the floods in Wainfleet.

Nearly 600 homes have been evacuated since the River Steeping burst its banks last Wednesday.

Lincolnshire Police said around 350 tonnes of sand and ballast were dropped in the area by RAF Chinook helicopters over the weekend.

Sandbags being delivered to houses in Wainfleet Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Despite the predicted rainfall in Wainfleet, the Environment Agency said it is "ready to act as needed" if more flooding hits the town.