With Wainfleet in Lincolnshire being in the news for heavy flooding, I thought I’d just put a quick post out to let everyone know we are OK.
Five hundred and eighty homes have now been evacuated after the River Steeping burst its banks (note: varying reports differ from being advised, to being told, to actually leaving).
From Wainfleet to where the river goes out to meet the sea is 5.71 kilometres as the crow flies, but if you follow the river itself, it’s 8.1 km.
Similarly, we have the sea about 240 metres (260 yards) away and our flood defences are pretty well maintained, though sometimes when the tide’s in, it can be pretty damn close!
Our town has a minimum elevation of MINUS 2 metres, maximum 28 metres, average 1, and our property is at the highest point on our estate. We are actually 20 miles North of Wainfleet, which is about 24 miles away and three metres above sea level in comparison with a minimum of 2 metres, maximum of 4, and an average of 3.
Hubby has just checked out a different site and Wainfleet has a lowest point of one metre and highest of seven.
Either way, we are all OK, and at the moment enjoying some very welcome sunshine.