Wainfleet

Flood and weather warnings as rain set to return

Flood warnings and alerts, along with a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms, are in place as Lincolnshire continues to battle against the floods.

Anglian Water representatives will be on site in Wainfleet on Tuesday, June 18 from 8am-8pm for any customer queries. The latest update on the flooding from Anglian Water can be found here.

Flood warnings/alerts

Two flood warnings are currently in place in Lincolnshire. This means flooding is expected and immediate action is required in the following areas:

  • Greet Steeping and Firsby
  • River Steeping in Wainfleet All Saints

Three flood alerts are in place, meaning flooding is possible and to be prepared in the following areas:

  • Lincolnshire East Coast Rivers
  • Minor Watercourses in North Kesteven
  • River Steeping

Weather forecast

The Met Office said a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms will be put in place from 6pm on Tuesday, June 18 until 9pm on Wednesday, June 19.

The weather warning covers huge areas of south and east England from Tuesday evening.

Wainfleet forecast for Tuesday, June 18. Photo: Met Office

Forecast for Wednesday, June 19. Photo: Met Office

For the latest travel news and updates keep an eye on East Midlands Trains’ and Stagecoach East Midlands’ Twitter accounts.

Large mobile pumps installed

Two of the largest mobile pumps in Europe have been installed to help move water away from Wainfleet as the Lincolnshire town.

The install started on Saturday with the pumps being finished on Sunday and Monday morning respectively.

Photo: Environment Agency

Just one pump weighs over 14 tonnes (without all the pipes) and these pumps can move 3.15 tonnes every second.

East Lindsey District Council has put together a page of useful information, links and contacts for those who have been affected by the flooding – click here to access it.