Flood Alert Info - River Steeping

Area Description

River Steeping between Tetford and Wainfleet, including Stockwith Mill, Partney, Croft and Wainfleet. Tributaries may also affect Great Steeping..
This is a Flood Alert Area. For this area the highest level of flood notification that you will receive is a Flood Alert. No Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings are issued for this area.
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Flood Alert History

Number of historic Flood Alerts that have previously been recorded for this area:
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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area

  • We have only been collating detailed flood messages since May 2017.
  • Each Flood Alert may have multiple updates. The messages listed below may therefore be greater than the number of alerts detailed in the Flood Alert table above.

Flood Alert issued on 24 Feb 2020 09:29
River Steeping, River Lymn
Over the weekend we have seen heavy rainfall in the River Steeping area which has fallen on already saturated catchments and a further band of rain is continuing to fall this morning Monday 24th February. This means that the River Steeping is now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river from the morning of 24th February onwards. We expect the river to remain high throughout the next few days. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties isn't likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued but we continue to monitor the situation very closely until this current rain has passed through. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated by Tuesday 25th February, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Feb 2020 11:24
River Steeping, River Lymn
Over the last 12 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the River Steeping area which has fallen on already saturated catchments. This means that the River Steeping is now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river from the morning on Sunday 23rd February onwards. A further band of rain is expected overnight into Monday morning and we expect the river to remain high throughout the next few days. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties isn't likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. We are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. This message will be updated by Monday 24th February, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Feb 2020 17:19
River Steeping, River Lymn
Over the weekend river levels rose on the Steeping River at Partney as a result of persistent heavy rainfall associated with Storm Dennis. This led to exceptionally high river levels and flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river. We expect the river to remain high throughout the next few days. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. We are monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. The forecast for the next few days is improving, however, we will continue to review the situation in the area incident room and will update this message tomorrow, Tuesday 18th February or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 16:33
River Steeping, River Lymn
River levels have risen on the Steeping River at Partney as a result of persistent heavy rainfall associated with Storm Dennis. This has led to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river today, Sunday 16th February. We expect the river to remain high throughout the next few days. We are monitoring the situation in the area incident room and will update this message and issue further alerts and warnings as required. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. We are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. This message will be updated on Monday the 17th February or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Feb 2020 18:22
River Steeping, River Lymn
River levels are forecast to rise on the Steeping River at Partney as a result of persistent heavy rainfall associated with Storm Dennis overnight. Leading to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river overnight and into Sunday 16th February. We expect the river to remain high throughout the next few days. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties is possible and therefore flood warnings may be issued overnight into the morning. We are monitoring the situation in the area incident room overnight and will update this message and issue further alerts and warnings as required. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. We are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. This message will be updated on Sunday the 16th February or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Jan 2020 09:09
River Steeping, River Lymn
Following overnight rainfall, levels in the River Steeping are now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river from this morning, Sunday 12th January onwards. We expect the river to remain high throughout the next few days. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties isn't likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued. We are constantly monitoring river levels, checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated Monday 13th January or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2019 13:31
River Steeping, River Lymn
Recent heavy rainfall means that the River Steeping is remains high, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river today, Saturday 21st December, onwards. We expect the river to remain high throughout the next few days. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties isn't likely, and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued. We are monitoring river levels, and have staff out checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated Sunday 22nd December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2019 15:13
River Steeping, River Lymn
Recent heavy rainfall means that the River Steeping is now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river this afternoon, Friday December 20th onwards. We expect the river to remain high throughout the next few days. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties isn't likely, and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued. We are monitoring river levels, and have staff out checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated Saturday 21th December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Dec 2019 22:31
River Steeping, River Lymn
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the River Steeping area. This means that the River Steeping is now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river from this evening on Thursday 12th onwards. We expect the river to remain high throughout the next few days. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties isn't likely. We are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated on Friday 13th, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Nov 2019 04:39
River Steeping, River Lymn
Levels in the River Lymn and Steeping River remain high following heavy rainfall over Lincolnshire. This will lead to the flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river for the next few days. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties is not likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued. We are monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses, which may be flooded. This message will be updated in the afternoon on Friday, 29th November, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Nov 2019 10:45
River Steeping, River Lymn
Levels in the River Lymn and Steeping River remain high following heavy rainfall over Lincolnshire. This will lead to the flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river for the next few days. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties is not likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued. We are monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses, which may be flooded. This message will be updated on Friday, 29th November, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Nov 2019 19:07
River Steeping, River Lymn
Levels in the River Lymn and Steeping River remain high following heavy rainfall over Lincolnshire. This will lead to the flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river for the next few days. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties is not likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued. We are monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses, which may be flooded. This message will be updated Thursday 27th November, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Nov 2019 11:38
River Steeping, River Lymn
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall over Lincolnshire and in the Steeping Catchment. This means that the River Lymn and Steeping River are now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river from this morning, Wednesday 27th November onwards. We expect the river to remain high throughout today. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties is not likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued. We are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated this evening, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Nov 2019 17:36
River Steeping, River Lymn
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the River Steeping area. This means that the River Steeping is now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river from the evening on Thursday 14th of November onwards. Burgh Sluice gates are open to allow maximum volumes of water to discharge out to sea to help ensure levels within Wainfleet remain as low as possible. We expect the river to remain high throughout the next few days. We are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Nov 2019 11:08
River Steeping, River Lymn
Levels in the Steeping River remain high but stable following recent rainfall. This will continue to cause the flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river for the next few days. Additional light showers are expected over the next few days however our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties isn't likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued. Burgh Sluice gates are locked open to allow maximum volumes of water to discharge out to sea to help ensure levels within Wainfleet remain as low as possible. We are monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated on Wednesday 13th November or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Nov 2019 18:42
River Steeping, River Lymn
Levels in the Steeping River remain high but stable following recent rainfall. This will continue to cause the flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river for the next few days. Additional showers are expected over the next few days however our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties isn't likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued. Burgh Sluice gates are locked open to allow maximum volumes of water to discharge out to sea to help ensure levels within Wainfleet remain as low as possible. We are monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated on Tuesday 12th November or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Nov 2019 11:56
River Steeping, River Lymn
Over the last 12 hours we have seen a further 15mm of rainfall in the Steeping River area. This means that the Steeping River in the upper catchment is now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river from the afternoon on Monday 11 November onwards. We expect the river to remain high throughout the next few days. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties isn't likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued. Burgh Sluice gates are locked open to allow maximum volumes of water to discharge out to sea to help ensure levels within Wainfleet remain as low as possible. We are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Nov 2019 19:43
River Steeping, River Lymn
Over the last 36hrs we have seen heavy rainfall in the Steeping River area. This caused the Steeping River in the upper catchment to rise, causing continued flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river from Friday 8th November onwards. The River levels have started to lower and no further significant rainfall is forecast over the next 48 hours. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties is not likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued. Burgh Sluice gates are locked open to allow maximum volumes of water to discharge out to sea to help ensure levels within Wainfleet remain as low as possible. We are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Nov 2019 07:27
River Steeping, River Lymn
Over the last 36hrs we have seen heavy rainfall in the Steeping River area. This caused the Steeping River in the upper catchment to rise, causing continued flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river from today, Friday 8th November onwards. The River levels have started to lower, further light showers are forecast for today, however it is an improving situation. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties is not likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued. Burgh Sluice gates are locked open to allow maximum volumes of water to discharge out to sea to help ensure levels within Wainfleet remain as low as possible. We are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Nov 2019 16:09
River Steeping, River Lymn
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the Steeping River area. This means that the Steeping River in the upper catchment is now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river from the afternoon on Thursday 7th November onwards. We expect the river to remain high throughout the next few days. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties isn't likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued. Burgh Sluice gates are locked open to allow maximum volumes of water to discharge out to sea to help ensure levels within Wainfleet remain as low as possible. We are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Oct 2019 12:12
River Steeping, River Lymn
We have recently seen heavy rainfall over the River Steeping catchment. This has caused flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river. Although river levels are now falling, we expect them to remain high for the next few days. We have been actively maintaining the winter retention levels over the last few days to create capacity and to allow pumping inflows. The gates at the control structure on the Steeping River are fully open to allow flood flows to discharge out to sea, although this is affected by tide lock conditions. We are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated on the evening of Monday 28th October, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Oct 2019 21:29
River Steeping, River Lymn
Over the last 48 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the River Steeping catchment. This means that the rivers remain high, which has caused flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river. No further rain is forecast over the next 48 hours and although now falling we expect the rivers to remain high for the next few days. We have been actively maintaining the winter retention levels over the last few days to create capacity and to allow pumping inflows. The gates at the control structure on the Steeping River are fully open to allow flood flows to discharge out to sea. We are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Oct 2019 01:28
River Steeping, River Lymn
Over the last 48 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the Rivers Steeping and Lymn areas. This means that the rivers are now high, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river. We expect the rivers to remain high throughout the next few days. We have been actively maintaining the winter retention levels over the last few days to create capacity. The gates at the control structure on the Steeping River are fully open to allow flood flows to discharge out to sea. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties isn't likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued. We are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated during Sunday or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Oct 2019 13:07
River Steeping, River Lymn
The last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the Rivers Steeping and Lymn areas. This means that the rivers are now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river from the afternoon on 26/10/2019 onwards. We expect the river to remain high throughout the next few days. We have been actively maintaining the winter retention levels over the last few days to create capacity. The gates at the control structure on the Steeping River are fully open to allow flood flows to discharge out to sea. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties isn't likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued. We are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated Saturday or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Oct 2019 06:41
River Steeping, River Lymn
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the Steeping River area. This means that the Steeping is now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river into Tuesday morning. We expect the river to remain high throughout the next few days. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties is not likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued. We are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking local conditions. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Jun 2019 15:00
River Steeping, River Lymn
Heavy rain in June across Lincolnshire caused the flooding incident in Wainfleet. The Steeping River breached river defences along the Wainfleet Relief Channel. Environment Agency contractors are on site and piling work has started. Residents are encouraged to sign up to the Flood Warning Service online or by ringing Floodline. Some rain fell overnight but the River Steeping has not responded significantly. The flood alert will remain in place while piling works are completed. We are closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Jun 2019 04:53
River Steeping, River Lymn
Heavy rain in June across Lincolnshire caused the flooding incident in Wainfleet. The Steeping River breached river defences along the Wainfleet Relief Channel. Environment Agency contractors are on site and piling work is expected to continue today. A command centre is set up at the Fire and Rescue building in Wainfleet. Residents are encouraged to sign up to the Flood Warning Service online or by ringing Flood line. Heavy and thundery showers are possible this morning. Details on the forecast are still currently uncertain. If river levels rise, we will re-issue this Flood Alert to make residents aware. If conditions deteriorate further we will issue a Flood Warning, which will indicate a risk of flooding to homes. Our staff are in the area assisting the Emergency Services and Council. We are closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Jun 2019 20:49
River Steeping, River Lymn
"Heavy rain in June across Lincolnshire caused the flooding incident in Wainfleet. The Steeping River breached river defences along the Wainfleet Relief Channel. Environment Agency contractors are on site and piling work is expected to start today. A command centre is set up at the Fire and Rescue building in Wainfleet. Residents are encouraged to sign up to the Flood Warning Service online or by ringing Floodline. Heavy and thundery showers are possible overnight and into tomorrow morning. Details on the forecast are still uncertain. If river levels rise, we will re-issue this Flood Alert to make residents aware. If conditions deteriorate further we will issue a Flood Warning, which will indicate a risk of flooding to homes. Our staff are in the area assisting the Emergency Services and Council. We are closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated as the situation changes."


Flood Alert issued on 24 Jun 2019 08:13
River Steeping, River Lymn
Heavy rain in June across Lincolnshire caused the flooding incident in Wainfleet. The Steeping River breached river defences along the Wainfleet Relief channel. Environment Agency contractors are on site and piling work is expected to start today. A command centre is set up at the Fire and Rescue building in Wainfleet. Flood Warnings in the catchment have been lifted but residences are encouraged to sign up to the Flood Warning Service online or Environment Agency Community Information Officers, who are in Wainfleet, can assist in signing up. Heavy and thundery showers are possible this afternoon with further heavy thundery rain overnight and into tomorrow morning. Details on the forecast are still uncertain. If further flooding is expected then flood warnings will be issued. Our staff are in the area assisting the Emergency Services and Council. We are closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Jun 2019 12:42
River Steeping, River Lymn
Heavy rain in June across Lincolnshire caused the flooding incident in Wainfleet. The Steeping River breached river defences along the Wainfleet Relief channel. Environment Agency contractors are on site and piling work is expected to start on Monday. A command centre is set up at the Fire and Rescue building in Wainfleet. Flood Warnings in the catchment have been lifted but residents are encouraged to sign up to the Flood Warning Service online or Environment Agency Community Information Officers who are in Wainfleet and can assist in signing up. Further rainfall is possible during today and into next week, details in the forecast are still uncertain. If further flooding is expected then flood warnings will be issued. Our staff are in the area assisting the 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 as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Jun 2019 12:13
River Steeping, River Lymn
Heavy rain last week across Lincolnshire caused the now improving flooding incident in Wainfleet. The Steeping River breached river defences along the Wainfleet Relief channel. Around 140 properties flooded in Wainfleet. Military aid assisted in stemming the flow from the river and a command centre is set up at the Fire and Rescue building in Wainfleet. The Lincolnshire Local Resilience Forum took the decision to evacuate the highest risk areas and most vulnerable in Wainfleet but this has been lifted and Flood Warnings have been removed. There may be standing water for a number of days. Further rainfall is possible from Sunday afternoon into next week, details are still uncertain. If further flooding is expected then flood warnings will be issued again. Our staff are in the area assisting the 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 as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Jun 2019 17:28
River Steeping, River Lymn
Heavy rain last week across Lincolnshire caused the now improving flooding incident in Wainfleet. The Steeping River breached river defences along the Wainfleet Relief channel. Around 140 properties flooded in Wainfleet. Military aid assisted in stemming the flow from the river and a command centre is set up at the Fire and Rescue building in Wainfleet. River levels continue to fall and only light rain is forecast for Saturday. Further properties are not expected to be affected. The Lincolnshire Local Resilience Forum took the decision to evacuate the highest risk areas and the most vulnerable in Wainfleet but this has now been lifted and Flood Warnings have been removed. Our staff are out in the area assisting the 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 Saturday or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Jun 2019 03:10
River Steeping, River Lymn
Heavy rain last week across Lincolnshire caused an ongoing flooding incident in Wainfleet. The Steeping River breached river defences along the Wainfleet Relief channel. Around 140 properties flooded in Wainfleet. A temporary repair has been implemented and is holding well. A command centre has been set up at the Fire and Rescue building in Wainfleet. River levels continue to drop slowly, very little rain has fallen overnight and only light rain is forecast for today, Friday 21st June. Our staff are out in the area assisting the 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 throughout the day or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Jun 2019 17:09
River Steeping, River Lymn
Heavy rain last week across Lincolnshire caused an on going flooding incident in Wainfleet. The Steeping River breached river defences along the Wainfleet Relief channel. Around 140 properties flooded in Wainfleet. Military aid has assisted in stemming the flow from the river and a command centre has been set up at the Fire and Rescue building in Wainfleet. 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. The Lincolnshire Local Resilience Forum took the decision to evacuate the highest risk areas and the most vulnerable in Wainfleet. 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 throughout the day or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Jun 2019 06:54
River Steeping, River Lymn
Heavy rain last week across Lincolnshire caused an on going flooding incident in Wainfleet. The Steeping River breached river defences along the Wainfleet Relief channel. Around 140 properties flooded in Wainfleet. Military aid has assisted in stemming the flow from the river and a command centre has been set up at the Fire and Rescue building in Wainfleet. 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. The Lincolnshire Local Resilience Forum took the decision to evacuate the highest risk areas and the most vulnerable in Wainfleet. 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 throughout the day or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Jun 2019 23:17
River Steeping, River Lymn
Heavy rain last week across Lincolnshire caused an ongoing flooding incident in Wainfleet. The Steeping River breached river defences along the Wainfleet Relief channel. Around 140 properties 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. River levels are falling slowly and are not expected to react following lighter than expected rainfall this evening. They will however remain high for the next few days, and 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. 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 in the morning or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Jun 2019 15:30
River Steeping, River Lymn
Heavy rain last week across Lincolnshire caused an ongoing flooding incident in Wainfleet. The Steeping River breached river defences along the Wainfleet Relief channel. Around 140 properties 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. Further rainfall with possible thunderstorms is forecast for today. 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 tonight or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Jun 2019 04:35
River Steeping, River Lymn
Heavy rain last week across Lincolnshire caused an ongoing flooding incident in Wainfleet. The River Steeping breached river defences along the Wainfleet Relief channel. Around 130 properties 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. Further rainfall with possible thunderstorms is forecast for today. 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 Alert issued on 18 Jun 2019 17:20
River Steeping, River Lymn
Heavy rain last week across Lincolnshire caused an ongoing flooding incident in Wainfleet. The River Steeping breached river defences along the Wainfleet Relief channel. Around 130 properties 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 and further rainfall is forecast tonight and into tomorrow with the possibility of thunderstorms. 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 Alert issued on 18 Jun 2019 09:19
River Steeping, River Lymn
Heavy rain last week across Lincolnshire caused an ongoing flooding incident in Wainfleet. The River Steeping breached river defences along the Wainfleet Relief channel. Around 130 properties 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 and further rainfall is forecast over today, overnight and into tomorrow. 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 Alert issued on 18 Jun 2019 01:19
River Steeping, River Lymn
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. 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 Alert issued on 17 Jun 2019 16:13
River Steeping, River Lymn
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. 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 Alert issued on 17 Jun 2019 04:25
River Steeping, River Lymn
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. 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 Alert issued on 16 Jun 2019 15:35
River Steeping, River Lymn
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. 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 Alert issued on 16 Jun 2019 05:02
River Steeping, River Lymn
Due to the heavy rain this week across Lincolnshire there is ongoing flooding throughout the River Steeping catchment. The River Steeping has breached river defences along the Wainfleet Relief channel causing flooding in Wainfleet, where around 130 properties are flooded. Military aid has assisted 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, with low lying land and roads the most likely to be affected. 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 Alert issued on 15 Jun 2019 20:24
River Steeping, River Lymn
Due to the heavy rain this week across Lincolnshire there is ongoing flooding throughout the River Steeping catchment. The River Steeping has breached river defences along the Wainfleet Relief channel causing flooding in Wainfleet, where around 100 properties are flooded. 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, with low lying land and roads the most likely to be affected. 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 Alert issued on 15 Jun 2019 07:17
River Steeping, River Lymn
Due to the heavy rain this week across Lincolnshire there is ongoing flooding throughout the River Steeping catchment. The River Steeping has breach river defences along the Wainfleet Relief channel causing flooding in Wainfleet, where around 100 properties are flooded. 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, with low lying land and roads the most likely to be affected. 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 Alert issued on 14 Jun 2019 15:49
River Steeping, River Lymn
Due to the heavy rain this week which has affected Lincolnshire there is now an ongoing incident at Wainfleet after a breach in the River Steeping. In total 156 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 that 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 Alert issued on 14 Jun 2019 07:01
River Steeping, River Lymn
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 Alert issued on 14 Jun 2019 05:58
River Steeping, River Lymn
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 Alert issued on 13 Jun 2019 19:48
River Steeping, River Lymn
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 but appear to be levelling.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Jun 2019 13:17
River Steeping, River Lymn
Further rainfall is forecast throughout the afternoon across Lincolnshire and the River Steeping catchment. This will cause the rivers to remain high. There will be some expected flooding of low lying land and roads with the potential for further flooding. We expect the rivers to remain high throughout the rest of the week as the rainfall is forecast to continue for the next couple of days. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water. We are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weed screens. This message will be updated as the situation changes. A Flood Warning has been issued for River Steeping in Wainfleet All Saints and for the Great Steeping and Firsby.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Jun 2019 04:54
River Steeping, River Lymn
Further rainfall is forecast throughout the morning across Lincolnshire and the River Steeping catchment. This will cause the rivers to remain high. There will be some expected flooding of low lying land and roads with the potential for further flooding. We expect the rivers to remain high throughout the rest of the week as the rainfall is forecast to continue for the next couple of days. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water. We are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weed screens. This message will be updated as the situation changes. A Flood Warning has been issued for River Steeping in Wainfleet All Saints and for the Great Steeping and Firsby.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Jun 2019 08:25
River Steeping, River Lymn
Over the last 24 hours we have seen persistent heavy rainfall across Lincolnshire and River Steeping catchment. This has caused the rivers to rise and will remain high. There will be some expected flooding of low lying land and roads. We expect the rivers to remain high throughout the rest of the week as the rainfall is forecast to continue for the next couple of days. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water. We are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weed screens. This message will be updated as the situation changes. A Flood Warning has been issued for River Steeping in Wainfleet All Saints.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Jun 2019 00:20
River Steeping, River Lymn
Over the last 24 hrs we have seen persistent heavy rainfall across Lincolnshire and River Steeping catchment. This has caused the rivers to rise and will remain high overnight. There will be some expected flooding of low lying land and roads. We expect the rivers to remain high throughout the rest of the week as the rainfall is forecast to continue for the next couple of days. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water. We are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weed screens. This message will be updated as the situation changes. A Flood Warning has been issued for River Steeping in Wainfleet All Saints.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Jun 2019 08:22
River Steeping, River Lymn
Over the last 24 hours we have seen persistent heavy rainfall across Lincolnshire and the River Steeping catchment. This means that the rivers are now rising and will continue to rise during the day. Flooding of low lying land and roads is expected in the area from this morning on Tuesday 11 June and for the rest of the week. We expect the river to remain high throughout today and the rest of the week as the rainfall is forecast to continue for the next couple of days. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties isn't likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued. We are constantly monitoring river levels, flood defences and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages in this location. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 11:42
River Steeping, River Lymn
Over the last 12 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in River Steeping catchment area. This means that the River Steeping is now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river in the afternoon on Monday, April 2nd. We expect the river to remain high throughout the next few days. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties is not likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued at this stage. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages in this location. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2017 21:08
River Steeping, River Lymn
Recent heavy rainfall in the River Steeping area means the river remains high, and may continue to flood low lying land and roads close to the river. We expect the river levels to begin to fall throughout Wednesday night and Thursday morning.  Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties isn't likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued at this time. The heavy rainfall has now cleared with little further rainfall forecast. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages in this location. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2017 15:43
River Steeping, River Lymn
Over night we have seen heavy rainfall in the River Steeping area. This means that the River Steeping is high, and will continue to flood low lying land and roads close to the river during today. We expect the river to remain high throughout Wednesday. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties isn't likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued at this time. The rainfall has now cleared with little further rainfall forecast. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages in this location. This message will be updated later this evening as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2017 10:03
River Steeping, River Lymn
Over night we have seen heavy rainfall in the River Steeping area. This means that the River Steeping is now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river during today. We expect the river to remain high throughout Wednesday. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties isn't likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued at this time. During Wednesday morning further heavy rainfall is expected which will result in the river continuing to rise. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages in this location. This message will be updated later this evening as the situation changes.