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SLIDESHOW: Firefighters called to 27 flooding incidents in Grantham and Long Bennington




Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue attended 27 reports of flooding in Long Bennington and Grantham yesterday after heavy rainfall caused flash floods.

Firefighters were repeatedly called out between 5pm and 10.30pm, and had to take action at six incidents with crews pumping out water from properties.

Flooding on Acklands Lane, Long Bennington. Photo by Ruth Tytherley.
Flooding on Acklands Lane, Long Bennington. Photo by Ruth Tytherley.

Driving conditions on many roads including the A1 were precarious, and readers have been sending in photos of flooding in the area.

Long Bennington resident Ruth Tytherly said: “Fire engines were brought in across the village to pump away water last night. The Royal Oak was particularly badly effected as are the houses either side; all flooded including a listed property.

“The financial cost, not only in terms of resources, but to property and insurance claims will be enormous; sadly not as costly as the damage to homes and contents that can’t be quantified.”

Mark Hodson said: “Flooding in Old Somerby on Monday evening. Gardens flooded and road turned into a river in a matter of minutes from flash flooding.”

After sending in a photo showing water approaching her house on Albert Street, Grantham, Lisa Tereszczak said: “Getting incredibly worried now about our home and car.

She added: “We have a drain outside the front of our house that obviously cannot cope with the amount of rain.”

* Were you affected by the flooding last night - get in touch.

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