Storm Babet Recovery Advice
Advice and guidance for Lincolnshire after Storm Babet caused localised flooding.
Water levels remain high in some areas but the situation is largely improving across the county.
Residents of Fiskerton and Shortferry Caravan Park have been able to return to their homes. While the riverbank will take some weeks to fully repair, a 24-hour surveillance system operated by the Environment Agency means we can take quick action to ensure those potentially affected can move out quickly.
If you have been flooded please follow our advice and guidance
Lincolnshire Rural Support Network has a helpline 0800 138 1710 that provides pastoral and practical support to Lincolnshire’s farming and horticultural communities during periods of anxiety, stress and problems relating to their families and businesses. You can also e-mail [email protected] or visit their website www.lsrn.co.uk
Visit Flooding and health: public advice - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) for public advice on flood recovery and mental health impacts from the UK Health and Security Agency.
Flood Recovery for domestic and commercial properties
The Government has announced financial support and tax relief for flood-hit homes and businesses if your property was flooded between 19 October and 25 October 2023 as a direct result of Storm Babet, you may be eligible for some support. The support will be made available through a scheme known as the Flood Recovery Framework, which is used in exceptional circumstances to support councils and communities following severe flooding. Please contact your local council to see if you can apply. You will be asked to provide evidence of the flooding – this may include photographs and a copy of your insurance claim.
It is anticipated that Lincolnshire County Council will be the authority which will administer the Property Flood resilience Grant announced by government. Details around the guidance and delivery of the grant are still being agreed at a local level with further details expected to be announced in the next week.