Britain braces itself for more rain after a week-long washout as 14 flood warnings remain in place

Mail Online | 6/16/2019 | Luke Andrews For Mailonline
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Almost 600 families in Lincolnshire have been evacuated from their homes following severe flooding after a week of heavy rain caused a nearby river to burst its banks.

As two months worth of water fell in just two days, homes in Wainfleet All Saints were left submerged up to the top of their front door handles, forcing families to flee. The properties remain partially underwater today.

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Hundreds more homes across the country are still at risk of flooding with 14 environment agency warnings still in place, mostly across the west of England, and 31 flood alerts in Humberside, around Bournemouth and in the area surrounding Greater Manchester.

And the bad weather is set to continue as the Met Office issued thunderstorm warnings for Tuesday and Wednesday, following further showers today.

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Families living in Wainfleet All Saints and nearby Thorpe Culvert were told to leave on Saturday as rain continued to hit the area.

The towns were first flooded on Wednesday, after more than two months' worth of rain fell in two days.

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On Friday three RAF Chinook helicopters had to drop 270 one-tonne sandbags in an attempt to repair the River Steeping's burst bank, which had led to the flooding.

Last night, the bell to evacuate a further 300 homes was sounded and officers from the Environment Agency and Maritime and Coastguard Agency helped families make their way to higher ground.

Dozens - Night - Emergency - Centres

Dozens spent the night in temporary emergency centres.

Horrifying images from this morning show cars, railway lines and houses sunk several feet in the floodwater that shows no sign of reversing.

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And officers are still advising families not to return home as more heavy rain is forecast for the area.

Today firefighters were seen in the town trying to pump water away from the town.

Environment - Agency - Pump

The Environment Agency was also seen constructing a large pump in...
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