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UPDATE ON WAINFLEET – NEW RISK

UPDATE AT 2230 SATURDAY 15TH 

As official police drones need to continue monitoring the situation in the Wainfleet area, water levels, river integrity etc, both day and night, it remains critical that no one launches personal and unofficial drones in the area which is covered by a no-flight zone during the ingoing emergency.

                                                                                  

Chair of the Strategic Group overseeing the multi-agency response to the ongoing Wainfleet flooding situation ( title) Craig Naylor has thanked everyone involved for their determined and dedicated actions throughout a further day of what he called ‘exemplary actions.’ Work continues through the night, the weekend and into next week.

The Armed Forces have been praised for their ‘laser-guided precision’ in dropping a further 76 tonnes of sand and ballast today from a Chinook  helicopter, to reinforce and plug a breach in the bank of the River Steeping; with support from 27 sqn RAF Odium, Royal Engineers from 66 Works Group (Nottingham) on the ground, the Mobile Air Operstions Team from RAF Benson and the Joint Helicopter Support Squadron all pulling together to effect an impressive task.

UPDATE AT 2130 SATURDAY 15th 

The following overview provided by the Environment Agency:

The Wainfleet area has experienced two months’ worth of rain in just two days.

The Environment Agency’s Ulceby rain gauge has shown 132mm of rain between the 10th-12th of June. To put that into context, the last major event we had the area in 2007, when Louth and Horncastle were badly affected, was after 68mm of rainfall.

On this basis, this is considered by the EA to be an unprecedented event.

*Average rainfall in a month in the area is 48-70mm

* Met Office predictions are for up to 20mm more of rainfall in the Wainfleet area over the next two days (overnight Sat and Sunday) which will potentially put a further half-a-months rain on top of what there has already been.

Update as of 6.45pm

If you are asked to evacuate, your house will be in one of the following postcodes.

Here's the full list of evacuation post codes:

Thorpe Culvert area:

PE23 5QH

PE23 5QN

PE23 5QQ

PE235QH

PE235QJ

PE235QN

PE24 4LP

PE24 4NJ

PE24 4NL

PE24 4NN

PE24 4NR

PE24 4NS

PE24 4NW

PE24 4PA

PE24 4PE

PE24 4PF

PE24 4PH

PE24 4PJ

PE24 4PL

PE24 4PN

PE24 4PP

PE24 4PQ

PE24 4PR

PE24 4PS

PE24 4PT

PE24 4PU

PE24 4PW

PE24 4PY

PE24 4PZ

PE24 4QA

PE24 4QB

PE24 4QD

PE24 4QE

PE24 4QT

PE24 4QU

PE24 4RN

PE24 4RP

PE24 4RR

PE24 4RS

PE24 4RU

PE24 4RX

PE24 4RY

PE24 4SF

PE24 4SG

PE24 4SH

PE24 4SJ

PE24 4SL

PE24 4SQ

PE24 4SX

PE24 5AP

PE24 5AR

PE24 5AS

PE24 5AT

PE24 5AW

PE24 5AY

PE24 5AZ

PE244LP

PE244NJ

PE244NN

PE244NR

PE244NS

PE244NW

PE244PA

PE244PE

PE244PF

PE244PH

PE244PJ

PE244PL

PE244PP

PE244PQ

PE244PR

PE244PS

PE244PU

PE244PW

PE244PY

PE244PZ

PE244QB

PE244QE

PE244QT

PE244RN

PE244RP

PE244RR

PE244RS

PE244RU

PE244RX

PE244RY

PE244SF

PE244SG

PE244SH

PE244SJ

PE244SL

PE244SQ

PE245AP

PE245AR

PE245AT

PE245AY

PE245AZ

PE245DE

 

Wainfleet area: updated at 2.19pm

PE24 4AA

PE24 4AB

PE244AD

PE24 4AE

PE24 4AL

PE244AN

PE24 4AQ

PE24 4AW

PE24 4BG

PE24 4BQ

PE24 4DQ

PE24 4DS

PE24 4DT

PE24 4EH

PE24 4EJ

PE24 4ET

PE24 4JE

PE24 4JF

PE24 4LG

PE24 4LH

PE24 4LN

PE24 4LP

PE24 4LS

PE24 4LW

PE24 4LX

PE24 4LY

PE24 4LZ

PE24 4NA

PE24 4NB

PE24 4NY

PE24 4PA

PE24 4PB

PE24 4PD

PE24 4PG

PE24 4PX

PE24 4QJ

PE24 4QX

PE24 4QY

PE24 4SZ

PE244AB

PE244AD

PE244AE

PE244AL

PE244AN

PE244AQ

PE244AR

PE244AW

PE244BN

PE244DD

PE244DS

PE244DT

PE244GA

PE244JE

PE244LG

PE244LN

PE244LP

PE244LR

PE244LS

PE244LX

PE244LY

PE244LZ

PE244NB

PE244PA

PE244PD

PE244PX

PE244QY

PE244RA

 

 

Update as of 3pm:

There is flood water entering Thorpe Culvert pumping station. Fire crews are managing to clear flood water however there is a risk the pumping station may fail and we're taking precautionary action.

Some occupiers in this area were advised to leave in this area yesterday. Our advice still remains and has been extended to around 300 homes (in addition to the 290 already advised and assisted to evacuate).

ORIGINAL RELEASE

A repair was completed to the bank on the south side of the River Steeping yesterday. This remains a weak point and there is now a significant additional risk further along the same bank.

A decision has been taken to evacuate the properties surrounding Wainfleet for today, and potentially tonight, while further repair work is done on the south side of the bank.

Residents of the following postcodes should self-evacuate to friends, family or the Richmond School in Skegness. (Richmond Drive, PE25 3SH)

If you need help evacuating, please call 01522 787034.

*Clarification: The list of post codes we published earlier were not all affected. The list below are the post codes which are affected.

The evacuation applies to these postcodes.

PE24 4AD
PE24 4AE
PE24 4AF
PE24 4AL
PE24 4AN
PE24 4AW
PE24 4BG
PE24 4BZ
PE24 4DA
PE24 4DD
PE24 4DE
PE24 4DG
PE24 4DQ
PE24 4DR
PE24 4DS
PE24 4DU
PE24 4DX
PE24 4DY
PE24 4EB
PE24 4ED
PE24 4EG
PE24 4EH
PE24 4EJ
PE24 4FD
PE24 4JE
PE24 4LH
PE24 4LL
PE24 4LN
PE24 4LR
PE24 4LS
PE24 4NY
PE24 4PA
PE24 4PB
PE24 4PD
PE24 4PG
PE24 4PX
PE24 4QJ
PE24 4SZ

Significant numbers of emergency services personnel will be on the ground sharing this message.

Residents living in Wainfleet itself need to think how they can evacuate if required. We will let you know in plenty of time if this is necessary.

Those leaving their property need to turn off their electric if safe to do so and take medicine, pets, phone chargers, and essential items with them.

Thank you and please do take this seriously.

16 Jun 19 3:14 PM

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