Wind and rain deluge Skegness

Flooding on Roman Bank Skegness
Flooding on Roman Bank Skegness

Skegness was deluged with wind and rain yesterday as the tail end of ex-hurricane Bertha hit the town at the weekend.

The rainstorm forced the cancellation of Sunday’s carnival parade and caused flash flooding close to the seafront.

Among the businesses hit was the Queen’s Hotel on Scarborough Avenue.

The hotel had been badly affected by flooding in June and July but was spared serious damage this time.

Owner Lorraine Reay said: “We had cleaned the guttering which stopped water flooding the bar, but a little got into the restaurant. Overall we were not affected as badly as previously.”

By Saturday morning Fire and Rescue had attended 29 incidents, most of these were in East Lindsey including Skegness, Louth, Wainfleet and Ingoldmells.

Fire crews were called out to deal with flash flooding including cascades of water from overflowing drains on Roman Bank.