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Flooding all-clear issued by police

The sea batters the Skegness flood defences shortly before yesterday's second tidal surge high tide. This was considerably lower than the initial surge on Thursday evening.

The sea batters the Skegness flood defences shortly before yesterday's second tidal surge high tide. This was considerably lower than the initial surge on Thursday evening.

The risk of further coastal flooding in Lincolnshire has now subsided following last night’s (Friday) high tide, say police.

The tidal surges have now passed and the clean-up operation is underway.

There had been some fears for an area around Wyberton last night ahead of the high tide after a breach was discovered in the defences.

But this was repaired and the affected area escaped without flooding.

Lincolnshire Police’s Chief Inspector Paul Timmins said: “I am pleased to say there is no predicted further threat of flooding but the impact on those affected I’m sure will be felt for weeks and months to come.

“In spite of this, we’ve seen some heartwarming examples of public spirit and whole communities coming together to help each other in this time of adversity.

“I would like to offer my sincere thanks to all our residents for their co operation throughout this difficult period.”

Although the risk of further immediate flooding has passed police say their response operation will continue for the next few days. They added that there will be a highly visible multi-agency presence in Boston throughout the weekend, assisting residents in returning to their homes and helping the town get back to normal.

 

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