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.
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.