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High tides forecast for Boston

Temporary flood defences at White Horse Lane, Boston.

Temporary flood defences at White Horse Lane, Boston.

 

Householders in Boston are being told to expect high tides from tomorrow (Friday).

The Environment Agency (EA) has said it may need to issue ‘flood alerts’ - meaning flooding is possible - for the town as a result of high tides (known as spring tides) between tomorrow (February 28) and Monday (March 3).

Tomorrow, in light of the forecast, it will be re-erecting the temporary flood defences between Pulvertoft Lane and White Horse Lane.

A spokesman for EA said: “The tidal surge on December 5 was caused by extreme weather conditions, when low pressure and strong winds combined with high spring tides.

“It is unlikely these extreme weather conditions will combine again in early March, but we are closely monitoring the situation with our partners, and will issue any flood alerts and warnings that are needed.”

The section of flood wall between Pulvertoft Lane and White Horse Lane was irreparably damaged in the tidal surge on December 5 and needed to be replaced.

So far, the EA has demolished the damaged section of wall and is now working on the new foundations.

The temporary flood defences will be in place until the high tides pass.

To receive flood warnings visit www.environment-agency.gov.uk or by calling Floodline on 0845 9881188 or 0345 9881188.

 

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