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Council advises residents in risk areas to pack a flood kit

By CWilson_TG  |  Posted: December 05, 2013

Map showing Flood warnings from the Flood Alerts ap on Facebook

Map showing Flood warnings from the Flood Alerts ap on Facebook

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Lincolnshire County Council has advised anyone living in areas where Flood Warnings have been issued to pack a flood kit.

The warnings issued by the Environment Agency are for much of Boston as well as the East Coast of Lincolnshire.

The Environment Agency has sent alerts out to people living in risk areas advising them to block doors, bring any pets inside and to stay indoors.

Lincolnshire County Council has recommended the following items to include in a basic emergency kit:

Water: 7 pints (4 litres) of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation

Food: at least three days’ supply of non-perishable food

Battery-powered radio and extra batteries or wind-up radio

Torch and extra batteries (or wind up type)

First aid kit:

Whistle to signal for help

Wet wipes, rubbish/bin bags and plastic ties for personal hygiene

Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities

Tin opener for food (if kit contains tinned food).

For concerns about flooding call Floodline on 0845 988 1188.

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  • Pete67  |  December 05 2013, 4:54PM

    It might seem very dated, but I should have thought candles and matches would also have been on the list in case all else fails. I remember when we used to live up West Yorkshire on the outskirts of a small village we all used to go to the local pub to buy candles when we had one of the regular power cuts. Strange enough they never had any in stock, but the excuse was good.

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