Authorities consider evacuating 600 homes in Boston

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The authorities are considering evacuating about 600 homes in Boston over fears that the town could be hit by floods this evening.

The Standard understands that preparations are underway to potentially move people from their homes to try to avoid a tidal surge which could affect the South Forty Foot Drain and River Witham.

The Environment Agency has said: “The Environment Agency has issued a number of severe flood warnings which cover Boston, approx 18,000 properties.

“Evacuation is not currently nessesary, unless you are directly contacted by the emergency services.

“There could be severe flooding and a breach in flood defences is currently more likely than not.”

It is understood that North Kesteven District Council may be sending up to 1,000 sandbags to Boston Borough Council to help deal with the impact of sever weather conditions.

The request came from Lincolnshire County Council’s highways department.

Last month Boston Borough Council urged homeowners to make their own ‘flood plan’ and stressed people were responsible for protecting their own properties and getting sandbags.