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Two flood warnings in place in Boston

By PWhitelam_LE  |  Posted: December 05, 2013


The 1953 flooding

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Two flood warnings are in place in the Boston areas as communities along the length of the east coast of England, including Lincolnshire, brace themselves for the most serious coastal tidal surge for over 30 years.

The Environment Agency and Met Office are warning that gale-force winds, large waves and a tidal surge caused by low pressure will combine with high tides today (Thursday), throughout Friday and into Saturday morning, bringing a risk of significant coastal flooding.

In some places, sea levels could be as high as those during the devastating floods of 1953.

In Lincolnshire, there are flood alerts for the Lincolnshire coast from Tetney Haven to Gibraltar Point, and areas near The Wash from Gibraltar Point to Admiralty Point and the tidal River Witham, River Welland and River Nene.

Flood warnings are now in place for south of the South Forty Foot Drain and tidal Witham in Boston, as well as north and east of the the river, including Fishtoft.

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