Following the flooding over the weekend in Lincoln and the surrounding area caused by Storm Babet, and the continuation of flood alerts in the early part of this week, Lincoln's Member of Parliament, Karl, said:
“It was sad to see the return of flooding to Lincoln and the surrounding area at the weekend, there was a lot of rain and thankfully we don’t often see those levels of precipitation in a short space of time. I was sorry to see the damage done to the homes of residents and businesses. I will be speaking to Lincolnshire County Council once the immediate situation has passed to see what further things we can do in the future to lessen the adverse effects of such weather. It will also be important to see what impact the recent improvements in the City’s flood defences have made as it may be the situation could have been a lot worse.
“One area of concern continues to be the flooding on the site of the Western Growth Corridor development at Swanpool to the West of the City. This does not bode well for the planned new 3,000 plus housing development. Urgent reassurance is needed on what exactly will happen if such a storm with similar rainfall levels occurs again. This also includes what the impact will be of displacing any excess water that in the future would have flooded that area? Where will it then go – will it lead to flooding elsewhere in Lincoln and across the rest of the County? The City of Lincoln Council and Labour Councillors need to reassure everyone that they have the answers - and what those answers are.”
Flooding updates are available on the Government website - under Lincoln Watercourses, Fossdyke Canal, Lower River Witham and Witham in North Kesteven: https://check-for-flooding.service.gov.uk/alerts-and-warnings
Closed roads are listed on Lincolnshire County Council's website: https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/.../1653/storm-babet-updates
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