Top Risks to Lincolnshire

Top risks to our county

Discover the most significant risks that could occur in Lincolnshire. This collective information is referred to as the Community Risk Register (CRR). The information sets out what Lincolnshire responders and other partners are doing about the risks.  It also outlines what the consequences of these risks are likely to be along with advice on what actions can be taken by the public to prepare for and respond to these risks.

 The UK Government produces an assessment of the risks facing the UK that could cause a civil emergency.  Locally, responders identify, assess and prioritise the civil emergency scenarios.

The list below is the assessment for Lincolnshire of the key risks that have the potential to cause a significant disruption to the county.

Coastal flooding is caused by high tides, low pressure weather systems, and surge conditions caused by strong winds blowing large waves towards the shore.

River flooding is when waterways overflow. Surface water flooding is when there is excess rainfall that overwhelms the drainage system. 

Emerging infectious diseases could cause large numbers of people to fall ill. These are diseases which have recently increased over the last 20 years.

Cyber criminals exploit weaknesses in online systems, usually for financial gain. They use technology to commit crimes, such as hacking to steal data.

Everyone needs to be vigilant to any risks of terrorism. Current terrorist risks mainly come from extreme Islamist terrorists or extreme right-wing terrorists.

In an incident involving loss of either, gas and electricity companies will be responsible for managing the practical sides of a response. They have plans and procedures in place to respond.

Pandemics have been caused by both viruses and bacteria.

Extreme cold weather conditions include low (sub-zero) temperatures and heavy snow for prolonged periods.

The threshold for a heatwave varies by UK county from 25 to 28 degrees.

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