Flooding advice

Flood forum

The council and its partner agencies have established a flood forum to better deal with the threat of flooding in North Lincolnshire.

The main issues that the Flood Forum is concentrating on are:

  • Gully cleaning
  • Maintenance of ditches and dykes
  • Maintenance of pumping stations
  • Planning issues

The council has a database of around 450 key sites in North Lincolnshire. It has already taken action at some of these sites, or is in the process of taking action, and problems at some sites are yet to be resolved.

Council officers continue to respond to public enquiries. They investigate problems that are reported and arrange gully cleaning, jetting drainage systems and repairs where possible.

The Environment Agency provide advice on being prepared for flooding and registering for warnings [PDF, 539Kb]


Contacting us for advice or to report an incident

If you need to contact the council to report a flooding incident or a blocked gully call 01724 297000 or use our feedback form.

If it is a sewerage problem, such as backed-up toilets, please contact the relevant water authority.

Advice on flooding and drain blockage issues is also available from the following organisations:

More information on our sandbag policy is available.


Flood support schemes

Has your house or business been flooded since the 1 December 2014. Call us to find out if you are eligible for funding.