Sign up to flood warnings


The east coast flood of December, 2013, saw hundreds of properties flooded in Lincolnshire’s East Lindsey, Boston and South Holland areas.

Many people in those areas would have benefited from early warning of the flood had they been signed up for the EA warning.

Preparation is part of the key to surviving and minimising the impact of flooding, and being alerted in time to be prepared can be crucial.

East Lindsey District Council continues to promote the free flood warnings by the Environment Agency - and this now includes a new £100 monthly cash prize lottery.

Starting this week and taking place over the next five months, anyone who signs up to the warnings could be in with a chance of winning the money.

The sponsor of the first month’s raffle is Gravitas (international) Ltd - a family-run business with over 40 years experience working with non-woven fabrics and other textiles.

Managing director Jacob Sallon said: “As manufacturers of biggest brands in flood prevention ‘the Hydrosack and Hydrosnake’ we recognise the importance of being pre-warned and prepared to deal with flooding.

He added: “We have worked hard to ensure that flood preventative products are available at your local stores such as B&Q. and we are pleased to support any initiative which encourages more people to be prepared for flooding by signing up for the Environment Agency Flood Warnings.”

Other sponsors will be Lincs Flood Defence, of Boston, Kier and UK Flood Barriers. To enter, details can be provided online at

The deadline for entries is 9am, on Friday, December 18.