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Flooding

Flooding

IMPORTANT - telephone 01522 782082 Lincolnshire County Council Highways team if you are experiencing flooding or want to report local flooding (at neighbours, on highway etc). Telephone 999 if the situation becomes life threatening.
The Environment Agency is the national lead flood authority in England and is responsible for issuing flood warnings: Floodline: 0345 9881188. You can also find out on their website if your property/location is at risk of being flooded.

Lincolnshire County Council Highways is the Local Lead Flood Authority (LLFA) and West Lindsey District Council will be following their lead in a flooding emergency.

All incidents of flooding should be reported through to the Highways team as they have a duty under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 Section 19 to investigate the source of flooding and provide a co-ordinated public response.

Sandbags will only be distributed as directed by the LLFA on a priority basis during a flooding event. Residents can be proactive and help themselves by obtaining sand/sandbags from builder’s merchants if they are concern about the possibility of being flooded.

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