The main risks to life in Lincolnshire are outlined in the county’s ‘Community Risk Register’, which is now updated and has been hailed as good practice in a recent national report.

Nine ‘enduring risks’ are detailed and explained in the document, which also states what preparations residents can expect from local authorities and emergency services, and what they can do at home themselves.

Councillor Peter Robinson, Executive Councillor for Community Safety, said:

“As we have known for some time, the main risk to Lincolnshire is a flood event on the East coast. It is identified as such because although the likelihood of it happening is low, the effects could be far-reaching and severe.

“The Community Risk Register should be used as a basis for businesses, community organisations and individuals to think about their own circumstances and preparations that are needed.” 

The main risk to Lincolnshire is identified as coastal flooding and residents and businesses along the east coast are advised to take steps to prepare. 

People can register for alerts from the Environment Agency’s free Floodline service on 0845 988 1188 or at www.environment-agency.gov.uk/floodline They can also create a plan of actions to take before, during and after a flood to help minimise its impact – visit www.environment-agency.gov.uk/flood for more information.

Produced by Lincolnshire’s Resilience Forum, the full Community Risk Register is available to view in the downloads section of www.lincolnshireprepared.co.uk

Information for riparian owners can be found www.gov.uk/government/public/riverside-ownership-rights-and-responsibilities.