Coastal Flooding Storymap
Tide and time wait for no one but what exactly is a tide and how does this cause flooding? During this story map let us explore the science.
Discover this storymap for visually interactive information about one of the top risks to Lincolnshire. Learn what you can do in the event of one of flooding.
Coastal flooding, in the UK, is caused by a combination of 3 elements coming together that have the power to overwhelm natural and human sea defences. Think of it like a fire, if you remove one element from the fire triangle, fire goes out; its the same for significant coastal flooding, if one of the elements is missing, flooding is unlikely to occur however, never say never.
Caused by high tides, low pressure weather systems and surge conditions from strong winds blowing large waves towards the shore, a coastal flood could overtop through spray and splash or more devastatingly, a breach of our defences.
Prepare, respond and recover
Local Resilience Forums are activated to assist in responding to large-scale emergencies when a combined multi-agency coordination would result in a more effective and efficient outcome. Any one of the partner agencies can also activate the LRF when there is a requirement for more capacity beyond their own resources.
Emergency situations that may require action from an LRF include severe weather events, coastal or inland flooding, acts of terrorism or other sudden dangerous situations which seriously threaten people’s welfare, the environment or our security.
Local Resilience Forums develop, implement and coordinate multi-agency responses and action plans focussed on;
- Saving lives
- Relieving suffering
- Protecting property
- Preventing further damage to the environment
- Preventing the impacts of a disaster getting worse
- Restoring normality as quickly as possible
The close collaboration of LRF partners is not limited to responding to emergencies, and dealing with the aftermath, it also includes a continuous programme of behind the scenes activity in planning, preparation and development of response strategies for potential emergency risks in the county.
LRF partners work together to ensure that the necessary plans are in place and regularly test and prove the plans to ensure that every organisation is able to respond as quickly and effectively as possible as part of the wider LRF collective response.
LRF activities continually improve the ability of institutions and communities to work together to prevent, deal with, recover and learn and adapt from the disruption to enable positive change.
- Connecting organisations, communities and individuals to help protect the future prosperity of the region in relation to the risks it faces.
- Providing a joined up approach across partnership organisations to address issues of resilience.
- Ensuring the most effective use of the partnerships’ combined resources.
- Assessing local risks and their associated impacts.
- Collectively developing capabilities to offer the best possible outcomes in an emergency.
- Communicating the local risks, so people are aware of them and understand what they can do individually, or as part of their business or community to prepare for them.
- Prepare for and address the chronic (long-term) stresses likely to impact Lincolnshire in the future.
Lincolnshire Resilience Forum aims to inform families, communities and businesses on how they can prepare themselves for large-scale, major emergencies in Lincolnshire.
LRF partners share responsibility to continually develop Lincolnshire’s resilience in the face of large-scale emergency situations, with guidance and support from lead government departments and agencies, local authorities, emergency services, health, utilities providers, communication providers and transport companies.
Some of our partners
In order to comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, you MUST complete a Fire Risk Assessment of your stall or unit.
Lincolnshire County Council and Lincolnshire Police are committed to supporting constitutional parades, such as Remembrance
There are an increasing number of tractor runs being organised on Lincolnshire roads. These are generally charitable events
Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue believes the following guidelines to be best practice, but we advise that you read the instruction label
Are you signed up to receive flood warnings? If not call the Emergency Agency Floodline on 0345 988 1188 to see if your area receives free flood warnings.
Discover how you can be better prepared to deal with flooding, with suggested protection methods from the Lincolnshire Resilience Forum.