Wainfleet

Local flood heroes deliver thousands of sandbags

Two local heroes delivered 3,000 sandbags to help save homes in Wainfleet.

Matthew Coley and Martin Reeson got stuck in and tried to prevent more flooding.

They decided to get out in the rain over the weekend before filling and transporting the bags across the town.

In the process they managed to help Thorpe Culvert pumping station, which was quickly being overwhelmed by heavy rains.

Their work even earned them praise from senior police officer Craig Naylor, who wanted to highlight their plight on twitter.

The Deputy Chief Constable said: “Two locals in Wainfleet who have made a huge difference by filling and delivering filled sandbags across the town.

“Great effort to save the Thorpe Culvert pumping station with 3,000 sandbags!! Thanks guys.”

The RAF helped to reinforce the bank. Photo: Environment Agency

Meanwhile more rain is expected in Wainfleet as nearly 600 homes have been evacuated.

In response Martin Reeson, who is pictured to the right of frame, said: “We couldn’t have done this without the help of the community filling the bags and the rest helping delivering them.

“A big thank you to everyone doing what they can and thank you again Matthew Coley we all would have been a mess if it wasn’t for you.”