Grimsby and Cleethorpes flood sirens will be decommissioned. Get ready.

It’s the end of an era. On the 31st December 2020, the 14 year old flood warning sirens across Cleethorpes will be turned off permanently.

You can read the full story behind this on the NELC website here. Or in the Grimsby Telegraph here.

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Good news if you are hard of hearing though, as you can now get updates straight to your electronic devices.

The new Flood Warning Service already reaches 83% of properties at risk of coastal flooding with a flood warning message. This compares with an audible range for the sirens of 72%. It’s a much better system as it covers all homes at risk and gives more information and actions to take. (I’d be impressed if the old sirens could do that).

Never miss an update and always be prepared whether you’re at home, work, or even at the shops.

Everyone nowadays is always close at hand to either their mobile, home phone or other devices, so the new system is making it easier for you.

Simply sign up to the new system and you will get a heads up on any warning of potential floods in your area and how to prepare for it. It’s completely free to join, so what’s stopping you?

WHAT THE FLOOD WARNING SERVICE OFFERS

You can find out if you’re:

  • At immediate risk of flooding – check current flood warnings and river and sea levels
  • At risk of flooding in the next 5 days (it’s almost as if they see into the future?)
  • In an area that’s likely to flood in the future – check your long-term risk of flooding and view your area’s flood maps.

Where else can you go for updates on flooding?

You can call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 or if you don’t like talking to people, do it online at www.gov.uk/flood

Register and get notified by Landline, Mobile, text messages or via email. You must have at least one, right?

Sign up now www.gov.uk/sign-up-for-flood-warnings