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Boston's flooded homes visited by council and volunteers

By LPorter_TG  |  Posted: December 08, 2013

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Boston was hit by floods last week

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Council staff and volunteers would have visited all homes affected by the flooding by the end of today, Sunday.

But relatives, neighbours and friends are still being asked to check on those who may have been affected. Authorities dealing with the aftermath of the Boston flood are keen to be sure that everyone is now accounted for and safe.

Some people who were evacuated, and others who left their properties as the surge hit the area, have now been returning to their homes.

So now is the time to ensure that all are well and managing in difficult circumstances. If you find someone in a life-threatening situation please dial 999. For vulnerable people and non life-threatening incidents contact 01522 782 189. For housing issues it is 01205 314200; for help from Red Cross volunteers call 0845 054 7171 and for gas, electricity and water contact your supplier.

Refuse lorries will continue to tour the town today (Sunday) to pick up flood-damaged items. Be sure you have first met your insurance obligations before disposing of anything you may need to claim for.

So far 38 tones of flood-damaged items have been lifted off the streets, together with around three tons of fridges, freezers, cookers, TVs and electrical items. A further 20 tons has been taken away from skips located in the flood zone for people to use.

Boston Borough Council’s Municipal Buildings offices in West Street are open until 4pm to deal with inquiries.

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