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Community of

Insert Name

AND FLOOD PLAN

Parishes and Communities working together

Issue 2 valid until 01 June 2014

Floodline 0845 988 1188

EMERGENCY

Communities of Butterwick, Benington & Freiston

BUTTERWICK

BENINGTON

AND

FREISTON

PARISH

COUNCILS

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Contents

Butterwick, Benington & Freiston Community Emergency & Flood Plan Mission Statement ... 4

Local Hazards & Threats ... 5

Community Landmarks ... 6

1. Distribution List ... 8

2. Record of Amendments ... 9

3. Activation ...10

3.1 Telephone number contacts ...10

4.0 Community Emergency Team ...12

4.1 Community Emergency Team Members ...13

5.0 Registered Environment Agency Flood Warnings ...14

5.1 Local Flood Warning Trigger / Location of Risk / Source of Flooding ...15

5.2 Locations of Flood risk / Flood Warnings ...18

5.3 Environment Agency Flood maps ...19

6. Other Local Emergencies/Local Actions ...21

7. Vulnerable People ...22

Annex a ...23

Community Map ...23

Community Map ...24

Annex b ...25

Buildings / Key Holders and Accommodation ...27

Neighbouring Parish contacts ...28

Community Emergency Box ...29

Annex c ...30

Useful Contact Numbers and Websites ...30

District contact details ...33

Annex d ...34

Actions ...34

Community response to flooding ...34

Sandbags ...34

Clean Up ...34

Community response to isolation ...35

Community response to loss of main services ...36

This Plan should be read in conjunction with ‘Community Emergency & Flood Plan Guidance’. To obtain a copy please contact the Lincolnshire Joint Emergency Management Service on Lincoln 01522 580322 or

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Benington Winter Maintenance Route 2013/14

Butterwick Winter Maintenance Route 2013/14

Freiston Winter Maintenance Route 2013/14

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Butterwick, Benington & Freiston Community Emergency &

Flood Plan Mission Statement

Disasters or major emergencies can strike suddenly, unexpectedly and anywhere. We will therefore plan to ensure that our response is effective, proportionate and protects the communities of Butterwick, Benington & Freiston from the effects of emergencies.

The purpose of this community emergency & flood plan is to organise the community in emergency situations in the first instance, if outside emergency services are unable to attend. This will be achieved through the development, management, support and preparedness within Butterwick, Benington & Freiston Parish Councils to ensure the resilience of communities in emergency situations.

Our aim is to provide safe, volunteer support and expertise within Butterwick, Benington & Freiston if emergency responders are unable to provide assistance.

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Local Hazards & Threats

Assessed in Risk for

Butterwick, Bennington & Freiston

Pandemic Flu

Assessed Nationally and Regionally as our Highest Threat.

Inland Flooding

Breach of sea bank and flash flooding

Severe Weather

In recent year’s heavy rain, strong winds, snow and ice have

become more frequent, possibly due to the effect of global

warming. An effective Snow & Ice Clearance plan is required.

Droughts cannot be ruled out in the coming years.

Transport Accidents

Excessive use of A52 by HGV’s due to main route to the coast

Industrial Accidents

North Sea Camp, T H Clements, Produce World, Evergreens,

Butterwick School and Pre-School

Loss of Critical

Infrastructure

Damage caused by fire, storms or accidents may have a

potential impact on energy supplies, water or deprive the

community of its important facilities including the school.

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Community Landmarks

PE22 0HT

PE22 0HF

PE22 0JF

PE22 0HT

BUTTERWICK

Church Village Hall Five Bells Evergreens Produce World Pre-School School

PE22 0HT

BENINGTON

Church Village Hall Admiral Nelson

PE22 0HU

PE22 0HU

PE22 0BT

FREISTON

Church

Danny Flear Centre Freiston

Centre Kings Head

PE22 0BT

PE22 0BZ

PE22 0LE

PE22 0LH

PE22 0NT

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This plan is a controlled document which contains information to be used during an emergency incident affecting the communities of Butterwick, Benington & Freiston

The information is registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 and should not be disclosed to any unauthorised person without permission.

Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, any information of a predominately personal nature, which would conflict with the Data Protection Act and information of a highly confidential nature that would not be in the public interest to disclose, will be exempt from release to the general public. However any enquiry will be treated on a case by case basis. Within the plan areas of Section 7, 8 and Annex B are inaccessible under this Act.

To comply with the data protection act controlled copies of the document should be issued and signed for Joint Emergency Management Service, Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue HQ, South Park Avenue, Lincoln,LN5 8EL

Version 2 with effect

from:

1st May 2013

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1. Distribution List

Insert community members’ details in the boxes below for those you wish to receive a copy of this plan

Name

Address

Contact

Number (s)

Email Address

Councillor Mike Knowles Brock House Brand End Road

Butterwick Boston PE22 0JD 01205 761725 07836689479 Mikeknowles54@gmail.com

Joan Barnes (Clerk to Butterwick, Bennington, Freiston) Moorabbin 21 Sea lane Butterwick Boston Lincs PE22 0HG 01205 760452 07876806298 joanbarnes.pc@btinternet.com Ted Walmsley (Flood Warden) 7 St Andrews Road BUTTERWICK Boston Lincs PE22 0HY 01205 760644 walmsley8edward@yahoo.com

Produce World Butterwick Ltd Mill Lane Butterwick Boston Lincs PE22 0JQ 01205 760461

HMP North Sea Camp Freiston Boston

Lincs PE22 0QSX

01205 769300

Freiston Parish Councillors John Tillson Roy Pearson Janet Bland 01205 760342 07884324966 01205 760261 07931765353 01205 760927 07849029064

Hard copy to be produced by the Parish Clerk

Benington Parish Councillor Kevin Pinner

01205 761194 07748338024

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2. Record of Amendments

Plan History

RECORD OF AMENDMENTS / REVISIONS TO PLAN

Date Details of amendments / revisions Amended / revised by

Dec 2008 Creation of original plan Mike Knowles

Joan Barnes

Jan 2009 Liaison meeting with Parish Council Ronnie Myers

Joan Barnes Feb 2009 Details inserted into plan Joan Barnes

Feb 2009 Final consultation meeting Joan Barnes

March 2009 Finalisation of plan Joan Barnes

Mike Knowles

April 2009 Issue original version Ronnie Myers

June 2010 Issue version 1 Ronnie Myers

Joan Barnes

Mike Knowles

July 2010 Review of plan in new format Mel Byrne Ronnie Myers

August 2010 Issue New version 1 Ronnie Myers

May 2013 Plan reissued for consultation in new format version 2

Steve Eason-Harris Nov 2013 Plan submitted to JEMS for completion

and sterilisation

Joan Barnes

Jan 14 Plan sterilisation Steve Eason-Harris

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3. Activation

This plan can be activated by the Community on advice of the Community Emergency Team or

the Lincolnshire Joint Emergency Management Service. Where the decision to activate the plan

is taken by the community, then the Joint Emergency Management Service and District Council

should be advised of that decision. If the plan is activated by the joint Emergency Management

Service (JEMS) insurance falls to Lincolnshire County Council, indemnity forms will need to be

signed. If the Community Emergency and Flood Plan is activated by the Parish Council,

insurance falls within the individual Parish policy

3.1 Telephone number contacts

are:

a. Butterwick, Benington & Freiston Parish Council Contact Numbers:

(1) Working Hours 01205 760452

(2) Outside Normal Hours 01205 760452 b. Boston Borough Council

(1) Working Hours 01205 314200

(2) Outside Normal Hours 01205 360300

3.1 Telephone number contacts continued:

c. Lincolnshire County Council Joint Emergency Management Service

(1) Working Hours 01522 582220 (2) Outside Normal Hours 01522 582238

d. Environment Agency

(1) Working Hours 0800 807060 (2) Outside Normal Hours 0800 807060

The Community emergency team

will meet and setup in the event of an emergency at

Produce World Butterwick or The Five Bells Public House, Butterwick.

Team Leader – Mike Knowles –

01205 761725

or mobile

07836689479

who is responsible for

the Community Emergency Box.

Incident Communication is by means of the cascade on page 10 of this document.

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Activation Cascade Tree

Community Emergency Team Leader Mike Knowles

01205 761725

07836689479

Deputy Community Emergency Team Leader

Gideon Hall

01205 760680 / 07824808116

Senior Community Flood Warden Ted Walmsley 01205 760644 Community Emergency Team Member Joan Barnes 01205 760452 07876806298 Community Emergency Team Member John Tillson 01205 760342 Community Emergency Team Members Roy Pearson 01205 760261 Community Emergency Team Members Janet Bland 01205 760927 Community Emergency Team Member Insert Details Community Emergency Team Members Kevin Pinner 01205 761194 Community Emergency Team Member Insert Details Community Emergency Team Member Insert Details Community Emergency Team Member Insert Details Community Emergency Team Member Insert Details Community Flood Warden Insert Details Community Flood Warden Insert Details

Joint Emergency Management Service 01522 582220

01522 582238 Ask for Emergency Planning Duty Officer

Environment Agency Incident Room 0800 807060

Lincolnshire Police 101

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4.0 Community Emergency Team

The personnel listed below have agreed to be a member of the Community Emergency Team. Insert contact details below.

Name \ Address

Telephone Number

Team Leader

Mike Knowles

Brock House Brand End Road Butterwick Boston PE22 0JD 01205 761725 / 07836689479

Deputy Leader

Gideon Hall 2 Benington Road Butterwick Boston Lincs PE22 0EX 01205 760680 / 07824808116

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4.1 Community Emergency Team Members

Name \ Address

Telephone Number

Nominated Community / Flood Wardens and back up volunteers

Joan Barnes Moorabbin 21 Sea Lane Butterwick Boston PE22 0HG 01205 760452 07876806298 Ted Walmsley 01205 760644 John Tillson 01205 760342 Roy Pearson 01205 760261 Janet Bland 01205 760927 Kevin Pinner 01205 761194

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5.0 Registered Environment Agency Flood Warnings

Which Environment Agency flood warnings are your community emergency team registered to receive? For more information on flood warnings call Floodline on 0845 9881188.

Flood warnings

Name Flood warning area description Quick dial number Areas near the east and west

fen catch water (w)

General alert concerning flooding from rivers, streams, ditches, watercourses, estuaries and the sea

031335 113231 113232 East and West Fens (w)

Tidal Flooding from the Wash and tidal estuary’s watch Wash frontage from Gibraltar Point to Frampton Watch

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5.1 Local Flood Warning Trigger / Location of Risk / Source of Flooding

Local flooding trigger points are abnormally high water levels, Flood warnings etc. Insert your local trigger point (s) in the box below .i.e. when water reaches the bottom of the bridge.

Local Flood Trigger Points / Locations of Risk / Source of Flooding

Trigger Area Number Location of Risk Source of Flooding Direction of Flooding Impact (if known)

Insert Local trigger Flood Alert

What it means: Flooding is possible Be Prepared When it’s Used: Two hours to two days in advance of flooding What to do:

Be Prepared to act on your flood plan

1 Breach of sea bank Insert Details

Insert Details Insert Details

Insert Local trigger

Flood Warning What it means:

Flooding is expected immediate action is required

When it’s used:

Half an hour to one day in advance of flooding What to do:

Move family, pets and valuables to a safe place

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Local Flood Trigger Points / Locations of Risk / Source of Flooding

Trigger Area Number Location of Risk Source of Flooding Direction of Flooding Impact (if known)

Insert Local trigger Severe Flood Warning What it means:

Severe flooding. Danger to life When it’s used:

When flooding poses a significant threat to life What to do:

Stay in a safe place with means of escape.

3 Breach of sea bank Insert Details Insert Details Insert Details

Insert Local trigger Severe Flood Warning What it means:

Severe flooding. Danger to life When it’s used:

When flooding poses a significant threat to life What to do:

Stay in a safe place with means of escape.

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Local Flood Trigger Points / Locations of Risk / Source of Flooding

Trigger Area Number Location of Risk Source of Flooding Direction of Flooding Impact (if known)

Insert Local trigger

Severe Flood Warning What it means:

Severe flooding. Danger to life When it’s used:

When flooding poses a significant threat to life What to do:

Stay in a safe place with means of escape.

5 Insert Details Insert Details Insert Details Insert Details

Insert Local trigger Severe Flood Warning What it means:

Severe flooding. Danger to life When it’s used:

When flooding poses a significant threat to life What to do:

Stay in a safe place with means of escape.

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5.2 Locations of Flood risk / Flood Warnings

Area Number Trigger Point Local Actions Notes & Timescales

Insert Area Number (from previous page)

Insert Trigger point (from previous page)

Example: Flood Alert

Prepare a flood kit of essential items. Monitor water levels and the flood forecast on the Environment Agency’s website

Insert how long this will take to put in place.

Notes:

Downhill from the east

Continue to call Floodline 0845 9881188 for updates using your quick dial code. Start checking river levels on the Environment Agency’s website www.environment-agency.gov.uk/flood Insert Area Number (from

previous page

Insert Trigger point (from previous page)

Example: Flood Warning

Notify Community Emergency Team, Vulnerable people in the community and put volunteers on standby. Emergency Services, Emergency Team, Neighbouring Parishes. Keep flood kits ready, Turn off gas and electricity if safe to do so, Put flood protection in place

Sandbagging vulnerable people contacting those that can help with vulnerable groups 4 x 4 vehicles.

Insert how long this will take to put in place

Notes:

Move pets, vehicles, food, valuables and other items to safety. Put sandbags or floorboards in place, prepare to help turn off gas & electricity off if safe, be

prepared to help evacuate vulnerable people from their homes. Contact the Incident Communications Service line on 0800 807060 to report flooding.

Insert Area Number (from previous page

Insert Trigger point (from previous page)

Example: Severe Flood Warning

Be ready should you need to evacuate homes, businesses. Co-operate with the emergency services. Call 999 if you are in immediate danger

If your community has suffered flooding, notify insurance companies as soon as possible.

Insert how long this will take to put in place

Notes:

As above plus frequent contact with JEMS and the Incident Communications Service 0800 807060 to report further flooding.

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5.3 Environment Agency Flood maps

This map demonstrates the area at risk of flooding in your community, assuming no defences exist.

The map only indicates the extent and likelihood of flooding from rivers or the sea. It should also be remembered that flooding may occur from other sources such as surface water sewers, road drainage, etc.

Environment Agency Flood Map will

be provided here

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The map below highlights areas that have been identified from historic flooding records as potential trigger points for the activation of this plan (See 5.1Trigger points for further details). It does not in any way suggest flooding will occur at these locations. As with the previous map, it only indicates the likelihood of flooding from rivers should there be no defence systems in place.

KEY Area 1 Area 2 Area 3 Area 4 Area 5 Area 6

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6. Other Local Emergencies/Local Actions

Any local emergency information and local actions can be included below. Please populate this table with your own community’s local actions. Refer to Annex D for further information.

Emergency Cause or impact Local Action or Response

Fire North Sea Camp, Clements Benington, Produce World

Butterwick, Evergreens, Butterwick School, Residential

Get out / Stay out / Call the Fire brigade (999) out

Do not return to the property until you are advised it is safe to do so Loss of Electricity Sustained power outage, exposed power cables throughout

the village

Keep a supply of torches, batteries or use windup versions. Ensure vulnerable people safe. Although candles and matches are an alternative, these can potentially become fire hazards

Contamination of Water supply For example, during or after flooding

U/G water supply runs adjacent to A52 from North side of village. In addition to Anglian Water, Marshalls has three water bowsers available

Only use drinking water from clean water sources such as designated water bowsers. Keep a supply of bottled water to distribute. Contact your local water authority for further information

Sewerage Flooding Do not venture out into flood water

Ensure children are made aware of the dangers

Always ensure you clean down using clean water and soap Plane crash RAF bombing range in close proximity along with pilot

training over Butterwick

Call 999, go in \ stay in \ tune in Cooperate with the emergency services

Pandemic Flu Maintain catch it \ bin it \ kill it campaign

Major Road Accident Excessive use of A52 by HGV vehicles due to main route to coast

Call 999

Heavy Snowfall Some difficulties were experienced during 2010/11 Ensure vulnerable people are warm and safe, arrange to clear

pavements in most effected areas. Tune into your local radio station for more up-to-date information

Flooding Breach of sea bank and flash flooding Call 999

Do not venture out into flood water

Ensure children are made aware of the dangers

Always ensure you clean down using clean water and soap Earthquake Damage to properties and widespread alarm during and

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7. Vulnerable People

There are a number of groups of people, property and or locations in the community who, in a crisis, should be considered as potentially vulnerable. List vulnerable people, properties and/or locations where early assistance may be required.

The table below is not for internet use or circulation to non-emergency team members.

Vulnerable people / Property / Locations

Name Address Contact number(s) Assistance Required

Evergreens

School Lane, Butterwick

Elderly residents

Butterwick Pre School Play

Group

School Lane, Butterwick

01205 761640

Pre School Children

Bede Cottages

Main Road, Benington

Elderly residents

Mayflower properties

School Lane, Butterwick

Upsall Road, Butterwick

Park Lane, Freiston

Stanley Close, Freiston

Haltoft End Estate, Freiston

Millers Row, Freiston

Roos Hall, Freiston

Elderly residents

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Annex a

Community Map

The map below is a small scale map of Butterwick, Benington & Freiston from the air which clearly shows the community. Large scale and

more detailed Ordinance Survey Maps are available for use in the event of an emergency. Please contact the Joint Emergency

Management Service for further information.

Mapping shows:

a

) Main routes into the community are by the A52 road, Church Road (Freiston) and Spittal Hill (Butterwick).

b)

Locations for the Community Emergency Team ‘Headquarters’ will be at Produce World Butterwick, Mill Lane, Butterwick or decided by

the by the Community Emergency Team at the time of need depending on the emergency incident.

c)

Mobile coverage: Black spots with some service providers.

d)

Potential locations for helicopter landing zones (clear from trees, buildings, power lines and other vertical obstructions) have been

identified. These are as follows: Butterwick Park, Benington Playing Field and Freiston Playing Field.

e)

Possible locations for Community Emergency Accommodation have been identified and are listed in

Annex b.

f)

Telecommunication:

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Community Map

H

KEY

= Identified potential Landing Zones

= Mobile Phone Equipment sites

Borough Area Map

Map Key

Identified safe landing zone for Lincolnshire Air Ambulance Main route into community

Identified Emergency Co-ordination site

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Annex b

Community Resources -

Plant and clearance equipment

There are a number of plant and machine equipment which could be used for the clearance of trees, rubble, etc. The

main points of contact for the co-ordination of this resource if required will be either Produce World Butterwick or North

Sea Camp. It should be noted that whilst North Sea Camp are prepared to help with equipment and possibly manpower

they do have their own specialist needs to look after first. Equipment available is listed below

Equipment

Name & contact tel no.

Snow plough

HMP NSC

01205 769300

Tractor with front bucket

HMP NSC

01205 769300

Road Sweeper

Produce World Butterwick

01205 760461

Tractor/Trailer

Name & contact tel no.

53 Tractors and more than 53 trailers

Produce World Butterwick

01205 760461

6 Tractors and trailers

HMP NSC

01205 769300

Water Bowser

Name & contact tel no.

3 x 2500 gallon

Produce World Butterwick

01205 760461

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Facilities for the Emergency Services

There are a number of facilities that could be made available to the emergency services should it be required and these

will be decided and agreed upon by the EMT and emergency services at the time of an incident.

Type

Capacity

Name and contact tel no

First floor incident control

point with an independent

electricity supply

Produce World Butterwick

01205 760461

STORAGE FACILITIES

Type

Area/Volume

Name and contact tel no

Outdoor hard standing

(Carpark)

1500 m2

Produce World Butterwick

01205 760461

Indoor loading bay

Produce World Butterwick

01205 760461

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Buildings / Key Holders and Accommodation

Building Address Key Holder Telephone Comments

Butterwick Village Hall

Carol

Smith

Five Bells

01205 760246

01205 760282

Capacity 150+

Danny Flear Community

Centre, Freiston

Helen

Horrey

01205 761106

Capacity 200

Freiston Centre for

Environmental Education

01205 761007

– Daytime

01205 871876/07904 304871

– Doug

Oliver

– Evenings

and Weekend

01205 870753/07919 167628

– Corrie

Melvin

– Evenings

and Weekend

A residential centre whose

priorities will come first

Benington Village Hall

Teresa

Woodcock

01205 760200

Capacity 100

Place of Worship

Butterwick and Freiston

Churches

Revd Andrew Higginson

01205 760480

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Neighbouring Parish contacts

Parish Name Telephone Comments

Leverton Roger Hooton 01205 365201

Old Leake Joanne Doughty 01205 280873

Fishtoft Kathy Partridge 01205 352044

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Community Emergency Box

The community emergency box is held by the Community Emergency Team Leader and includes the following items. Please review he

contents of the emergency box at least twice a year to ensure all items are correct and functional. Replace any defective items

immediately. The Community Emergency Team leader can be contacted on 01522 703912 or0 7824 539413.

Item Number Item Checked Review date

1

Insert Details for example:

Master Community Emergency &

Flood Plan

Checked by …

Insert Date

2

Maps of community

Checked by …

Insert Date

3

Keys to relief buildings

Checked by …

Insert Date

4

Telephone numbers of BT lines in

relief buildings

Checked by …

Insert Date

5

Copy of Electoral Roll

Checked by …

Insert Date

6

Telephone Directory / Yellow pages

Checked by …

Insert Date

7

Vulnerable peoples list

Checked by …

Insert Date

8

Floodline Booklet

Checked by …

Insert Date

9

Pens, Note Paper

Checked by …

Insert Date

10

Torch and spare batteries

Checked by …

Insert Date

11

Emergency Diary

Checked by …

Insert Date

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Annex c

Useful Contact Numbers and Websites

Emergency Services Routine Numbers

Lincolnshire Police 01522 532222

Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue 01522 582222

East Midlands Ambulance Services 0115 8845000

Environment Agency

Floodline (24hrs) 0845 988 1188

Incident Hotline (24hrs) to report flooding or pollution incidents 0800 807060

Lincolnshire County Council

Main Number 01522 552222

Joint Emergency Management Service (working hours only) Joint Emergency Management Service (out of hours)

01522 582220 01522 582238

Highways & Planning 01522 782070

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Lincolnshire County Council

Children’s Social Care 01522 782111

Carers Support Team 01522 782224

Schools Transport 01522 782020 Community Safety 01522 782050 Education 01522 782030 Library Services 01522 782010 District Council Main Number: 01205 314200 Out of Hours: 01205 360300 Utility Companies Electricity 0800 0568090 Gas 0800 111999 Water 08457 145145

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Useful Websites

Lincolnshire Police

www.lincs.police.uk/

Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue Service

microsites.lincolnshire.gov.uk/LFR/

East Midlands Ambulance Service

www.emas.nhs.uk/

Environment Agency

www.environment-agency.gov.uk/

Maritime and Coastguard Agency

www.mcga.gov.uk/c4mca/mcga-home

North Kesteven District Council www.n-ksteven.gov.uk

BBC News On-Line www.bbc.co.uk/news Health Direct www.publichealthdirect.co.uk/ DEFRA www.defra.gov.uk/

Health Protection Agency

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District contact details

District Telephone Number Website

Boston Borough Council 01205 314200 www.boston.gov.uk

City of Lincoln Council 01522 881188 www.lincoln.gov.uk

East Lindsey District Council 01507 601111 www.e-lindsey.gov.uk

North Kesteven District Council 01529 414155 www.n-kesteven.gov.uk

South Kesteven District Council 01476 406080 www.southkesteven.gov.uk

South Holland District Council 01775 761161 www.sholland.gov.uk

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Annex d

Actions

Community response to flooding

Community/Parish appointed flood wardens’ are best suited to completing this information. Please contact either Melanie Byrne at the Environment Agency (01522 785033) or Steve Eason-Harris at the Joint Emergency Management Service on (01522) 580322 for further details. Training, seminars and workshops are held frequently to ensure flood wardens have up-to-date information regarding flood risk. Upon completion, flood wardens will be supplied with all equipment necessary to carry out their duties. All flood wardens and communities in flood risk areas should register to receive Floodline Warnings Direct.

Please call Melanie Byrne on 01522 785033 or email melanie.byrne@environment-agency.gov.uk if you’re unsure of your registration. The system is free of charge and ensures that when the Environment Agency issues warnings for your area you will receive them to your chosen telephone number (s), via fax, text, email and pager.

Sandbags

During a flooding event the Local Authority will attempt to deliver sandbags to properties occupied by vulnerable people within the flood warning zone directly e.g. elderly people or disabilities and those without their own transport etc. Other groups will be asked to collect sandbags either from designated distribution points identified in public literature or from local radio broadcasts, from each local authority or from local builder’s merchants. You are advised to contact your District Council for advice on obtaining sand and sandbags (see table below).

No charge will be made for sandbags issued by the Local Authority during a flood. However, costs will be recorded for possible financial recovery by the Local Authority from central Government. Sandbags will not be provided to protect gardens, outbuildings or garages. The Local Authority will not accept responsibility for the placement of sandbags, except at locations where people have disabilities or other special needs (keep your plans up to date).

Clean Up

The local authority will not be responsible for the disposal of contaminated sandbags following a flood apart from sandbags issued to vulnerable groups as mentioned above. Information will be provided on the most appropriate method of disposal but once issued the sandbags become the property of the occupier or organisation.

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Community response to isolation

1. Purpose

The purpose of this section is to outline the impact of the isolation of the community and the responses available. 2. Risk of Isolation

Isolation may be caused by severe weather, flooding, road/bridge failure, specific local or regional restrictions. 3. Effects of Isolation

The immediate effects of isolation will be that the community is cut off from outside assistance for a period of time and that movement within the community may be difficult. There may be the loss of a number of mains services (utilities).

4. Response

Community response should be implemented in line with the main community plan together with any actions required for the specific risks to the community only after it is confirmed that the emergency services arrival is delayed or not guaranteed as a result of incidents elsewhere in the county taking first priority.

5. Movement within the community

The ability to move about the community is essential if assistance is to be given to vulnerable persons and others in need. For example, the clearing of pathways may be a high priority as will access to isolated or vulnerable parts of the community. Equipment and transport which may be available to support the community in this task is listed in Annex b.

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Community response to loss of main services

1. Purpose

The purpose of this section is to detail the implications of the loss of main services (utilities) and how the impact of the loss may be minimised. 2. Response

Community response should be implemented in line with the main community plan supplemented by any actions in the specific risks to the community covered in the specific community sections (e.g. flooding etc) and with reference to the resources listed in Annex b.

Communications

3. Loss of Communications - Internal Response

The loss of normal telephone landline or mobile telephones may be related to other, more significant crises. The loss of the telephone system in itself may not represent a significant threat other than to those classed as vulnerable within the community.

If telephones are affected and road traffic is not moving freely, communications within the community may beundertaken through couriers carrying written or verbal messages. Volunteer community couriers will be identified and co-ordinated by the community emergency team

4. Loss of Communications - External Response

Communications outside the community can be maintained by physical contact and by the use of any amateur radios within the community supplemented by any Lincolnshire Radio Amateur Network (RAYNET) facilities which may be available within or outside the community. RAYNET resources will be co-ordinated by Lincolnshire Joint Emergency Management Service.

Rupert Gash - 01205 760727 Michael Lee - 01205 760508

5. Internet

Home computers generally have access to the internet as a source of information and communication via e-mail or internet phone facilities. Some computers may also be radio wave-enabled and be able to access the authorities and emergency services without reliance on the normal telephone service providers. Provided that mains or battery power is available these facilities should be used to establish and maintain communications links. Home computer users are too numerous to list here, but a list of computers with specific, useful facilities could be compiled at the start of a relevant crisis.

6. Radio and Television

It may be necessary to have national and local radio and television stations monitored. In the event of mains power loss, reliance will be on battery powered and wind up sets. Residents with radios are too numerous to list here, but a list could be compiled at the start of a relevant crisis and a ‘listening roster’ compiled. Car radios provide another means of contact outside the community.

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Frequencies

BBC Radio Lincolnshire 94.9 FM & 1368 AM

Lincs FM 102.2

Smooth FM 106.6

BBC Radio Nottingham 95.5 FM & 103.8 FM

Rutland Radio 107.2 & 97.4 FM

BBC Radio Humberside 95.9 & 1485 AM

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire 96 FM & 95.7 FM

Hereward FM 102.7

Lite FM 106.8 FM

Loss of other main services

7. The loss of electricity can have a knock-on effect on all other mains services ranging from heating circuits through cooking facilities to water pumping services. The situation will be assessed by the community emergency team at the time and a suitable response made using the resources contained in this plan.

If the telephones are not affected, and road traffic is moving freely, contact should be made with the service supplier(s) to: (1). Report the loss of a service.

(2). Obtain an estimate time of service recommencement.

(3). Inform and update members of the community who are affected.

If reconnection is likely to be delayed, the supplier(s) should be asked to activate their emergency measures, commencing with

those assessed as vulnerable, to help the community until the resumption of normal services.

Consideration should be given to employing the privately owned generators if possible to provide power where it is most needed;

these are listed in

Annex b

of this plan.

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