Flood Warning Info - River Steeping in Wainfleet All Saints

Area Description

Merrifield Road, Rumbold Lane and Dovecote Lane in Wainfleet All Saints.
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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Flood Warning History

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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area


Flood Warning issued on 17 Feb 2020 10:09
River Steeping
The severe flood warning is no longer in force as river levels along the Steeping River and the Wainfleet relief channel have fallen below critical levels and there is no longer any risk of overtopping, however the flood warning remains in force. No significant further rainfall is currently forecast. River levels remain above normal and are likely to remain high over the next few days. Multi-agency meetings are continuing today, Monday 17th February and as required. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, and avoid contact with flood water.   Do not walk on flood embankments and avoid riverside paths. Our staff are out in the area checking the flood defences and assisting the Emergency Services and Council.  We will be closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated by Monday evening or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 17 Feb 2020 05:24
River Steeping
River levels along the Steeping River and the Wainfleet relief channel have fallen below critical levels and there is no longer any risk of overtopping. No significant further rainfall is currently forecast. River levels remain above normal and are likely to remain high over the next few days. Multi-agency meetings are continuing today, Monday 17 February and as required. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, and avoid contact with flood water.   Do not walk on flood embankments and avoid riverside paths. Our staff are out in the area checking the flood defences and assisting the emergency services and council.  We will be closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated by Monday evening or as the situation changes.


Severe Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 23:01
River Steeping
Storm Dennis has resulted in significant rainfall in the Steeping River catchment with several bands of heavy rain passing through the area during today (Sunday 16 Feb). River levels along the Steeping River and the Wainfleet relief channel are expected to be similar to those in June 2019. This could result in flood embankments being overtopped. Should this happen, there is an increased risk that flood embankments could breach. It is expected that peak levels along the Steeping River in Wainfleet will be between midnight and 3am tonight. A multi-agency meeting is taking place this evening. Further messages will be issued should this be required. Do not walk on flood embankments and avoid riverside paths. Our staff are out in the area to check the flood defences and assist the emergency services and council. We will be closely monitoring the situation throughout the night.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 19:20
River Steeping
Heavy rain has been falling on the Steeping River catchment as a result of Storm Dennis. A second band of rain this afternoon has caused river levels to continue to rise. As a result we now expect properties in the Wainfleet area to be affected during late Sunday evening and into the early hours of Monday. Low lying properties near the river Steeping are most at risk. Further rainfall is possible throughout the night and over the coming days but not expected to be as significant as today. We expect river levels to remain high throughout the next few days. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, and avoid contact with flood water. Do not walk on flood embankments and avoid riverside paths. Our staff are out in the area to check the flood defences, clear blockages, and assist the emergency services and council. We will be closely monitoring the situation, and this message will be updated by Monday lunchtime, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 21 Jun 2019 03:09
River Steeping
We are continuing to work with the Emergency Services, Military and Council in response to the ongoing flooding incident in Wainfleet following the heavy rainfall across the area last week. The Steeping River has breached river defences along the Wainfleet Relief channel, flooding around 140 properties. A temporary repair has been implemented and is holding well. River levels continue to drop slowly, very little rain has fallen overnight and only light rain is forecast for today, Friday 21st June. We continue to monitor river levels closely. There is a command centre set up at the Fire and Rescue building in Wainfleet and the Lincolnshire Local Resilience Forum took the decision to evacuate the highest risk areas and the most vulnerable in Wainfleet. Please remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We are closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated throughout the day or if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 20 Jun 2019 17:18
River Steeping
We are continuing to work with the Emergency Services, Military and Council in response to the on-going flooding incident in Wainfleet following the heavy rainfall last week. The Steeping River has breached river defences along the Wainfleet Relief channel, flooding around 140 properties. Military aid stemmed the flow from the river. River levels continue to fall slowly and only light rain is forecast for the coming days. Levels will however remain high for the next few days and it is possible that further properties could be affected. There is a command centre set up at the Fire and Rescue building in Wainfleet and the Lincolnshire Local Resilience Forum took the decision to evacuate the highest risk areas and the most vulnerable in Wainfleet. Please remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We are closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated throughout the day or if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 20 Jun 2019 07:06
River Steeping
We are continuing to work with the Emergency Services, Military and Council in response to the on-going flooding incident in Wainfleet following the heavy rainfall across the area last week. The Steeping River has breached river defences along the Wainfleet Relief channel, flooding around 140 properties. Military aid stemmed the flow from the river. River levels continue to fall slowly and only light rain is forecast for today. Levels will however remain high for the next few days and it is possible that further properties could be affected. There is a command centre set up at the Fire and Rescue building in Wainfleet and the Lincolnshire Local Resilience Forum took the decision to evacuate the highest risk areas and the most vulnerable in Wainfleet. Please remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We are closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated throughout the day or if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 19 Jun 2019 23:08
River Steeping
We are continuing to work with the Emergency Services, Military and Council in response to the ongoing flooding incident in Wainfleet following the heavy rainfall across the area last week. The Steeping River has breached river defences along the Wainfleet Relief channel, flooding around 140 properties. River levels are falling slowly and are not expected to react following lighter than expected rainfall. They will however remain high for the next few days and it is possible that further properties could be affected. Military aid stemmed the flow from the river. There is a command centre set up at the Fire and Rescue building in Wainfleet. The Lincolnshire Local Resilience Forum has taken the decision to evacuate the highest risk areas and the most vulnerable in Wainfleet. Please remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We are closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 19 Jun 2019 15:29
River Steeping
We are continuing to work with the Emergency Services, Military and Council in response to the ongoing flooding incident in Wainfleet following the heavy rainfall across the area last week. The Steeping River has breached river defences along the Wainfleet Relief channel, flooding around 140 properties. River levels are falling slowly however they will remain very high for the next few days. Further rainfall with possible thunder storms is forecast for today. Military aid has helped stem the flow from the river. There is a command centre set up at the Fire and Rescue building in Wainfleet. It is possible that further properties could be affected. The Lincolnshire Local Resilience Forum has taken the decision to evacuate the highest risk areas and the most vulnerable in Wainfleet. Please remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We are closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 19 Jun 2019 04:23
River Steeping
We are continuing to work with the Emergency Services, Military and Council in response to the ongoing flooding incident in Wainfleet following the heavy rainfall across the area last week. The River Steeping has breached river defences along the Wainfleet Relief channel, flooding around 130 properties. River levels are falling slowly however they will remain very high for the next few days. Further rainfall with possible thunderstorms is forecast for today. Military aid has helped stem the flow from the river. There is a command centre set up at the Fire and Rescue building in Wainfleet. It is possible that further properties could be affected. The Lincolnshire Local Resilience Forum has taken the decision to evacuate the highest risk areas and the most vulnerable in Wainfleet. Please remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We are closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 18 Jun 2019 17:17
River Steeping
We are continuing to work with the Emergency Services, Military and Council in response to the ongoing flooding incident in Wainfleet, following the heavy rainfall received across the area last week. The River Steeping has breached river defences along the Wainfleet Relief channel, flooding around 130 properties. River levels are falling slowly however they will remain very high for the next few days. More rainfall is forecast for this evening and into tomorrow, with the possibility of thunderstorms which we will be closely monitoring. Military aid has helped stem the flow from the river. There is a command center set up at the Fire and Rescue building in Wainfleet. It is possible that further properties could be affected. The Lincolnshire Local Resilience Forum has taken the decision to evacuate the highest risk areas and the most vulnerable in Wainfleet. We are closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated if the situation changes


Flood Warning issued on 18 Jun 2019 09:44
River Steeping
We are continuing to work with the Emergency Services, Military and Council in response to the ongoing flooding incident in Wainfleet, following the heavy rainfall received across the area last week. The River Steeping has breached river defences along the Wainfleet Relief channel, flooding around 130 properties. River levels are falling slowly however they will remain very high for the next few days. More rainfall is forecast for today and tomorrow, which we will be closely monitoring. Military aid has helped stem the flow from the river. There is a command centre set up at the Fire and Rescue building in Wainfleet. It is possible that further properties could be affected. The Lincolnshire Local Resilience Forum has taken the decision to evacuate the highest risk areas and the most vulnerable in Wainfleet. Please remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We are closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 18 Jun 2019 02:19
River Steeping
We are continuing to work with the emergency services, military and council to respond to the ongoing flooding incident in Wainfleet in response to heavy rainfall received across the area last week. The River Steeping has breached river defences along the Wainfleet Relief channel, flooding around 130 properties. Military aid has helped stem the flow from the river. There is a command centre set up at the Fire and Rescue building in Wainfleet. It is possible that further properties could be affected. The Lincolnshire Local Resilience Forum has taken the decision to evacuate the highest risk areas and the most vulnerable in Wainfleet. River levels are falling slowly however they will remain very high for the next few days. More rainfall is forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday, which we will be closely monitoring. Please remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We are closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 17 Jun 2019 16:24
River Steeping
We are continuing to work with the emergency services, military and council to respond to the ongoing flooding incident in Wainfleet following heavy rainfall received across the area last week. The River Steeping has breached river defences along the Wainfleet Relief channel, flooding around 130 properties. Military aid has helped stem the flow from the river. There is a command centre set up at the Fire and Rescue building in Wainfleet. It is possible that further properties could be affected. The Lincolnshire Local Resilience Forum has taken the decision to evacuate the highest risk areas and the most vulnerable in Wainfleet. River levels are falling slowly however they will remain very high for the next few days. More rainfall is forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday, which we will be closely monitoring. Please remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We are closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 17 Jun 2019 04:44
River Steeping
Heavy rain last week across Lincolnshire has caused an ongoing flooding incident in Wainfleet. The River Steeping has breached river defences along the Wainfleet Relief channel. Around 130 properties are flooded in Wainfleet. Military aid has assisted in stemming the flow from the river. There is a command centre set up at the Fire and Rescue building in Wainfleet. It is possible that further properties could be affected. The Lincolnshire Local Resilience Forum has taken the decision to evacuate the highest risk areas and the most vulnerable in Wainfleet. River levels are falling slowly however they will remain very high for the next few days. More rainfall is forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday, which we will be closely monitoring. Our staff are out in the area assisting the military, emergency services and council. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We are closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Jun 2019 16:24
River Steeping
Heavy rain this week across Lincolnshire has caused an ongoing flooding incident in Wainfleet. The River Steeping has breached river defences along the Wainfleet Relief channel. Around 130 properties are flooded in Wainfleet. Military aid has assisted in stemming the flow from the river. There is a command centre set up at the Fire and Rescue building in Wainfleet. It is possible that further properties could be affected. The Lincolnshire Local Resilience Forum has taken the decision to evacuate the highest risk areas and the most vulnerable in Wainfleet. River levels are falling slowly however they will remain very high for the next few days. More rainfall is forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday, which we will be closely monitoring. Our staff are out in the area assisting the military, emergency services and council. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We are closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Jun 2019 04:50
River Steeping
Due to the heavy rain this week across Lincolnshire there is an ongoing flooding incident in Wainfleet. The River Steeping has breached river defences along the Wainfleet Relief channel. Around 130 properties are flooded in Wainfleet. Military aid has assisted in stemming the flow from the river. There is a command centre set up at the Fire and Rescue building in Wainfleet. It is possible that further properties could be affected. The Lincolnshire Local Resilience Forum has taken the decision to evacuate the highest risk areas and the most vulnerable in Wainfleet. River levels are expected to remain very high for the next few days. Our staff are out in the area assisting the military, emergency services and council. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We are closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 15 Jun 2019 19:55
River Steeping
Due to the heavy rain this week across Lincolnshire there is an ongoing flooding incident in Wainfleet. The River Steeping has breached river defences along the Wainfleet Relief channel. Around 100 properties are flooded in Wainfleet. Military aid is assisting with stemming the flow from the river. There is a command centre set up at the Fire and Rescue building in Wainfleet. It is possible that further properties could be affected. The Lincolnshire Local Resilience Forum has taken the decision to evacuate the highest risk areas and the most vulnerable in Wainfleet. River levels are expected to remain very high for the next few days. Our staff are out in the area assisting the military, emergency services and council. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We are closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 15 Jun 2019 06:40
River Steeping
Due to the heavy rain this week across Lincolnshire there is an ongoing flooding incident in Wainfleet. The River Steeping has breach river defences along the Wainfleet Relief channel. Around 100 properties are flooded in Wainfleet. Military aid is assisting with stemming the flow from the river. There is a command centre set up at the Fire and Rescue building in Wainfleet. It is possible that further properties could be affected. The Lincolnshire Local Resilience Forum has taken the decision to evacuate the highest risk areas and the most vulnerable in Wainfleet. River levels are expected to remain very high for the next few days. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We are closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 14 Jun 2019 19:52
River Steeping
Due to the heavy rain this week which has affected Lincolnshire there is now a developing incident at Wainfleet after a breach in the River Steeping. In total 157 properties are confirmed flooded. There is a control point in the town where it is likely that the number of properties affected could increase significantly in the coming hours. The Lincolnshire Local Resilience Forum has taken the decision to evacuate the highest risk areas and the most vulnerable in Wainfleet. The total number of properties flooded in Wainfleet is likely to increase in the coming hours and military aid is supporting to assist with stemming the flow of the river Steeping. River levels remain very high in the River Steeping. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings.


Flood Warning issued on 14 Jun 2019 07:01
River Steeping
"Due to the heavy rain this week which has affected Lincolnshire there is now an on-going incident at Wainfleet after a breach in the River Steeping. In total 77 properties are confirmed flooded from both river and surface water. It is likely that the number of properties affected could increase in the coming hours. The Lincolnshire Local Resilience Forum has taken the decision to evacuate the highest risk areas and the most vulnerable in Wainfleet. There is a command centre has been established in the town centre. Military aid is supporting to assist with stemming the flow from the river. River levels remain very high in the River Steeping. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings."


Flood Warning issued on 14 Jun 2019 05:26
River Steeping
"Due to the heavy rain this week which has affected Lincolnshire there is now a developing incident at Wainfleet after a breach in the River Steeping. In total 77 properties are confirmed flooded, 21 from river and 56 from surface water. There is a control point in the town where it is likely that the number of properties affected could increase significantly in the coming hours. The Lincolnshire Local Resilience Forum has taken the decision to evacuate the highest risk areas and the most vulnerable in Wainfleet. The total number of properties flooded in Wainfleet is likely to increase in the coming hours and military aid is supporting to assist with stemming the flow of the river Steeping. River levels remain very high in the River Steeping. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings.


Flood Warning issued on 13 Jun 2019 19:09
River Steeping
Due to the heavy rain this week which has affected Lincolnshire there is now a developing incident at Wainfleet after a breach in the River Steeping. In total 77 properties are confirmed flooded, 21 from river and 56 from surface water. There is a control point in the town where it is likely that the number of properties affected could increase significantly in the coming hours. The Lincolnshire Local Resilience Forum has taken the decision to evacuate the highest risk areas and the most vulnerable in Wainfleet. The total number of properties flooded in Wainfleet is likely to increase in the coming hours and military aid has been approved to assist with stemming the flow of the river Steeping. Rainfall has passed through for the day (Thursday 13th June). River levels remain very high in the River Steeping. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings.


Flood Warning issued on 13 Jun 2019 13:46
River Steeping
Further rainfall is forecast throughout the afternoon. This will continue to affect an already very wet catchment in the River Steeping in Wainfleet All Saints. The rising river levels have already caused flooding of low lying land and roads and due to the continued rising of the rivers we expect properties to be affected. River levels are now rising again. Low lying properties near the River Steeping are most at risk. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water. Our staff are out in the area to check the flood defences, clear blockages, and assist the emergency services and council. We will be closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 13 Jun 2019 05:14
River Steeping
Further rainfall is forecast throughout the morning. This will continue to affect an already very wet catchment in the River Steeping in Wainfleet All Saints. The rising river levels have already caused flooding of low lying land and roads and due to the continued rising of the rivers we expect properties to be affected. Low lying properties near the River Steeping are most at risk. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water. Our staff are out in the area to check the flood defences, clear blockages, and assist the emergency services and council. We will be closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 12 Jun 2019 07:29
River Steeping
Heavy rain has fallen over Lincolnshire during Tuesday and into Wednesday. This is causing the River Steeping to rise and is forecast to continue to rise through Wednesday. The rising river levels have already caused flooding of low lying land and roads and due to the continued rising of the rivers we now expect properties to be affected. Low lying properties near the River Steeping are most at risk. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water. Our staff are out in the area to check the flood defences, clear blockages, and assist the Emergency Services and Council. We will be closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 11 Jun 2019 23:37
River Steeping
Heavy rain has fallen over the whole of Lincolnshire during Tuesday and will continue throughout the night and into tomorrow. This is causing the River Steeping to rise and is forecast to continue to rise through the night. The rising river levels have already caused flooding of low lying land and roads, and due to the deteriorating weather conditions we are now expecting properties in Wainfleet to be affected during the night and into Wednesday. Low lying properties near the river are most at risk. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water. Our staff are out in the area to check the flood defences, clear blockages, and assist the emergency services and council. We will be closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated as the situation changes.