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5 December 2013

Emergency services are advising people in North and North East Lincolnshire, who live close to the River Humber to please consider property evacuation.
Properties on Humberston Fitties are already in the evacuation process.

Homes in Burringham and Gunness and Flixborough are also affected and are advised to prepare for evacuation.
People living in these areas will be hearing the emergency flood sirens as a warning that from 1700hrs a significant risk of flooding has been declared.
North and North East Lincolnshire Councils will be providing updates on their websites, as to where people who live in these areas can go to take shelter.
A telephone number has been set up for people to call should any advice.

People living in North East Lincolnshire can take shelter at the following places:
Grimsby Leisure Centre – Cromwell Road,
Grimsby Swimming Baths – Scartho Road
Grimsby Town Hall
Freeman Street Rescource Centre
Bradley Football pitches
Riverside Childrens Centre
Scartho Childrens Centre
Nunsthorpe and Bradley Park Childrens Centre

People living in North Lincolnshire can take shelter at the following location:
The Pods in Scunthorpe
Further places will be confirmed in due course and can be found on the North Lincolnshire Council website.

Sandbags can be purchased the following locations:

B&Q, Peaks Parkway, Robinson Street West, Grimsby, Lincolnshire DN32 9AW . 01472 359694

Wickes, Unit A, Alexandra Retail Park, Corporation Rd, Grimsby, Lincolnshire DN31 1SG. 01472 251121

B & Q Supercentre, Belvoir Road, Louth, Lincolnshire LN11 0LQ . 01507 353140

Jewson Ltd, Kings Rd, Immingham, Lincolnshire DN40 1AH. 01469 571471

Jewson Ltd , Pyewipe Rd, Grimsby, Lincolnshire DN31 2QN. 01472 350205

Travis Perkins Trading Co. Ltd, Port Offices, Cleethorpe Rd, Grimsby, South Humberside DN31 3LL . 01472 345471

Further information can be found: or by calling 01472 313131 or by calling 01724 297000

For general flooding advice please visit

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