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Flood recovery gets underway

The bad weather is causing a number of disruptions to North Lincolnshire Council services. We will keep you updated on these as and when we find out. We are urging people to take care and only travel if necessary.

Flood update - 9 December 2013, 1.05pm

The 350 Humber FastCat will be diverted today due to the road closure in South Ferriby.

The bus from Scunthorpe to Winteringham will operate at quarter to the hour. It will operate at quarter to and quarter past the hour to Barton and Hull. Once it gets to Scunthorpe, the bus will then head towards Barton using the M180, A15. From Barton it will then take its usual route to Hull. The return journey will be the same.

Passengers from Winteringham and Winterton who want to go to or from Barton or Hull will have to travel into Scunthorpe to do so.

From tomorrow (Tuesday 10 December) the bus from Scunthorpe to Winteringham will operate at quarter to and quarter past the hour as per the timetable, and the bus to Barton and Hull will still operate as the timetable but via the M180/A15.

The operators will try to keep as much to the correct timetable as possible, however, please be patient as there may be delays.

Flood update - 6 December 2013, 5.45pm
 
Last night around 255 properties were flooded across 11 villages in North Lincolnshire.  Recovery plans have been drawn up for affected areas.

If you are aware of further areas that were affected by the floods, please let us know by contacting us on 01724 297000.

We are delivering skips and black bin liners to flood affected communities today. If you have experienced flood damage to your property, you will also be given free bulky item collections. Please contact us on 01724 297000 to arrange a collection.

For residents whose homes suffered flood damage, but had no insurance, please don’t worry.  We are working with the voluntary sector who will do all they can to help.

Over the weekend, we will be delivering leaflets through people’s doors in affected areas.  And next week, we will have a presence out in affected communities – offering assistance.

If you have any concerns, please call us on 01724 297000.

Affected communities:
• Burton upon Stather
• East Butterwick
• Barton upon Humber
• Keadby
• Winteringham
• Neap House, Flixborough
• Gunness
• Burringham
• Goxhill
• South Ferriby
• Barrow Haven

Buses

Over the weekend and Monday 9 December the 350 Humber FastCat will be diverted due to the road closure in South Ferriby.

On Saturday 7 December the 350 will start at 7.30am from Winteringham to Scunthorpe. Once it gets to Scunthorpe, the bus will then head towards Barton using the M18, A15. From Barton it will then take its usual route to Hull. The return journey will be the same.

Passengers from Winteringham and Winterton who want to go to or from Barton or Hull will have to travel into Scunthorpe to do so.

On Monday 9 December, the 350 service will start at 7am from Winteringham and arrive in Scunthorpe for 7.30am. It will start at 7.30am on the Saturday.

From 6.15pm and all day Sunday 8 December the bus will operate from Scunthorpe to Winteringham and then use the A1077 towards Appleby/Broughton/Forest Pines to the M18/A15 where it will travel to Barton and then onto Hull as normal. It will take this route back to Scunthorpe. This will add an extra 25 minutes to the journey.

The operators will try to keep as much to the correct timetable as possible, however, please be patient as there may be delays.

The bad weather is causing a number of disruptions to North Lincolnshire Council services. We will keep you updated on these as and when we find out. We are urging people to take care and only travel if necessary.

The number 399 bus travelling to Westwoodside has been cancelled. It was due to leave Scunthorpe bus station at 5.40pm.  

Flood update – 6 December 2013, 12.15pm

North Lincolnshire Council has moved into recovery mode following last night’s floods.  Tonight’s tide at Burringham and Keadby is no longer expected to be at risk levels and the clean-up operation has begun.

While it is OK for residents to return to their homes, please be aware that some roads remain closed - B1392 from the A161 at Eastoft to the A18 at Keadby, A1077 from the B1204 to Ermine Street, and the B1216 Neap House, Flixborough.

The A1077 from the A15 to the B1204 is now open.

Those returning home and who require assistance should contact their insurance company or the council on 01724 297000. Those needing financial assistance can apply for a crisis award.  Please call 0300 3305770 or email benefits@northlincs.gov.uk.

South Ferriby, New Holland, Gunness, Burringham and Alkborough schools remain closed.

North Lincolnshire Council will be delivering skips into the main areas affected by last night’s emergency.

Advice on floods. 

Update 8.10am

To ensure the safety of local residents, the decision has been made to recommend evacuation of residents along both sides of the Trent bank.

If you feel at risk and live on the east side of the Trent then please head for the Pods, those living on the West Side of the Trent should head to Epworth Leisure Centre.

Both venues are open as rest centres for residents who cannot accommodate themselves elsewhere. For those residents who require it, transport will be provided. 

Anyone requiring further information or assistance can contact us on 01724 297000. 

Update 11.10pm

A number of residents have now chosen to return home from our rest centres. Some have chosen to stay overnight.

We are advising all affected to be prepared for tomorrow morning high tides are expected at 7.45am in Barton and 8.15 along the Trent. Our rest centres will remain open to assist anyone who feels at risk in the morning.

Should anybody require assistance with travel then please contact us on 01724 297000.

We’d like to thank all for assistance with our efforts today. We will be back early in the morning to assist in any way we can.

Update 8.20pm

The Environment Agency has extended a severe flood warning for this evening to include East Butterwick. To ensure the safety of local residents the decision has been made to recommend evacuation of residents along both sides of the Trent bank.

If you feel at risk and live on the east side of the Trent then please head for the Pods, those living on the West Side of the Trent should head to Epworth Leisure Centre.

Both venues are open as rest centre’s for residents who cannot accommodate themselves elsewhere. For those residents who require it, transport will be provided. 

Residents are advised to take an overnight bag containing change of clothing, key documents including insurance policies and medication for 24 hours. Please remember to secure properties prior to leaving.

Alternative arrangements should be made for pets.

Anyone requiring further information or assistance can contact us on 01724 297000.

Update 8.05pm

The council has received reports of flooding along the South Humber bank.

Affected residents in Winteringham are advised to head to The Pods in Scunthorpe.  Affected residents in South Ferriby are requested to head to Baysgarth Leisure Centre.

Baysgarth Leisure Centre in Barton is now open as a rest room for affected residents. We have staff on the scene to help evacuate the residents of Barton who may be affected by flooding.

The Waterside road area is expected to be particularly badly affected.

If residents do decide to leave their homes please ensure they are secure.

The council and its partners are also advising people to stay away from the scene.

The A1077 has been closed from Winteringham to South Ferriby.

Update 6.48pm

The Environment Agency has issued severe flood warnings for this evening (Thursday 5 December 2013) for several villages - Burringham, Gunness, Keadby and Amcotts. To ensure people’s safety, the decision has been made to recommend evacuation.

The Pods on Ashby Road in Scunthorpe has been opened as a rest centre for Burringham and Gunness residents. Transport will be provided to those who need it – please meet in the car park of Take a Gander by 6.30pm or the Jolly Sailor car park in Gunness by 6pm or
Keadby Working men's club by 7pm and the Ingleby Arms at Amcotts by 7pm. 

Residents are advised to take an overnight bag containing change of clothing, key documents including insurance policies and medication for 24 hours.

Adult Services staff are working with vulnerable people and offering support to the care home. We have contacted vulnerable people who are known to us and found suitable alternative accommodation.

Alternative arrangements should be made for pets.

WARNING - Stay away from parks and woodlands for the next few days due to falling branches and trees. Stay away from viewing tidal surges - it's dangerous.

If you require further information or assistance, please contact the council on 01724 297000.

 

 

Flooding - road closed

Contact details

For media enquiries please contact:
Sarah Howe, Senior Media Relations Officer
Tel: 01724 296353, Mobile: 07717586353
Email: sarah.howe@northlincs.gov.uk

 

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