Rain and flood alerts

Living so close to the coast, we signed up for the flood alert service. It doesn’t cost anything, and is a means of being kept advised as to flood risks for our area.
Today there have been threats along the Lincolnshire coast and we’ve received a phone call to our landline, a phone call and text to our mobile and an email warning us that a flood alert is in place and that high waves could breach sea defences.

The sea was pretty angry when I took these above photos in January 2018.

These are some shots of our infamous ‘post’ in better weather and when the tide’s out.

It’s been raining all day and we have been watching the water level of the puddle across the road which was creeping up above the pavement. Our house is the highest on the estate, by a whole inch and a half according to the survey maps. We do have a plan of action in an emergency, so the flood alerts give us that all important time to gather what’s important and leave if we have to.
That was one thing we never had to worry about on the boat as the marina was flood protected so as the pontoons rose with the water levels, so did we.

Boat in our berth, Sept 2014

Digital Camera Jan 2016

Digital Camera Dec 2015

The rain finally stopped around 8.15, so we decided to walk the dog for the final time and go up on the prom to see what was happening.
In short, not much, which is a relief.
As is the norm, all flood gates have been closed and will probably stay that way for the winter now. The water was way back from the sea defence walls, high tide having been and gone, so there is no immediate danger.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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16 Responses to Rain and flood alerts

  1. The World Cycle Championship has had fun with the floods in Yorkshire this weekend. Calms a bit then the next hurricane hits this week apparently.

  2. fransiweinstein says:

    I have been thinking of you since I heard about the hurricane headed toward Europe. At first the reports I saw here said it was going to hit the UK. More recently I’ve read that a category 4 or 5 hurricane is headed for the Azores and the UK will, instead, get high winds and rain but no hurricane. Take care and stay safe.

    • Thanks Fransi, bless you for your concern. We are all good, and no problems here. We are very vigilant anyway being so close to the sea, but it would have to be VERY extreme conditions to affect us without warning. The wind has been noisy and the rain quite heavy, but not as bad as we’ve known it, although it’s been a long time since we had consistent rain all day. The puddle over the road is more of a big drip now.

  3. Wow! I would be freaking out if I lived that close to the ocean during a hurricane. This is why I worry about my family down in Florida during hurricane season.

    By the way… I have tagged you for a new game Rory came up with, “Scene Cuts” Theme: Comedy

  4. blindzanygirl says:

    Was thinking about you there with all the rain Di. Glad all is well

  5. Sadje says:

    Good. Stay safe

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