Local authorities have said there are ‘no concerns’ or ‘risk’ to Boston from flooding over the Christmas period – although the area will see ‘unsettled weather and possible rainfall’.
The Standard has been contacted by residents concerned over rumours the area was likely to flood on Christmas Day, and word has also been spreading on social media.
However, a spokesperson for the Environment Agency said: “We may see some unsettled weather and possible rainfall over the Christmas period, but we don’t have any concerns over tidal or river flooding in the Boston area at that time.
“We will continue to monitor the situation closely with our partner agencies and the Met Office, and will issue flood alerts and warnings if necessary.”
Lincolnshire County Council and Boston Borough Council have also said they were not aware of flooding risks, with the borough authority (@bostonboro) Tweeting: “There is no risk to Boston from a tidal surge over the Christmas and New Year period. This is a social media rumour.”
Anyone concerned about flooding, or wishing to check their flood risk, can keep up-to-date with the latest news by calling Floodline free on 0345 988 1188, visiting www.gov.uk/flood and by following @EnvAgency and #floodaware on Twitter.