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Old 23-06-2019
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Default Lincolnshire Flooding

Since June 13th LN4x4R have been deployed in and around the flooded area in Wainfleet, Lincolnshire. You will have seen on the news that the River Steeping had a breach and added to two months rain in two days 650 homes were evacuated.
Our Responders assisted with evacuation and moving people and materials in and out of the flooded area.

Over 350 hours and 2500 miles were done by Responders while we operated our control for 10 days, finally standing down last night.

The most unusual task was the recovery of a 6ft snake from it's house in the floods and taking to a new home. Fortunately one of our Responders is from South Africa and well used to snakes !

The River Steeping remains a danger to the surrounding area and we may well be called again if the temporary repair by the EA proves insufficient.
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Old 23-06-2019
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Excellent work Steve, as always!
There should be some publicity for you, and all our other teams, to spread the word about what we do and when we can do it!
Regards to all.
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Old 23-06-2019
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great work guys
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Old 24-06-2019
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Great work by all and well done for your hard work over 10 days straight. Mammoth effort by all involved.
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Old 25-06-2019
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Thankyou for all those replies, much appreciated.

We have now officially stood down the County Emergency Control that the LRF has been running.

Pictures from Wainfleet now show that EA have reinforced the RAF temporary repair to the river bank and will be piling the bank soon. So all appears to be over. Until the next time !

Lots of people have moved back to their homes and will have a pretty awful time repairing all the damage as usual.

We had a very nice letter yesterday from the LRF thanking us for our work and admitting that without all the volunteers down there it could not have coped. That was copied out to all the members.
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Old 26-06-2019
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Great work. Have the letter framed - read it again when you are having a bad day!
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