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Tuesday 2nd January 2024

At around 7pm, a group of volunteer responders from Lincolnshire Community Assistance Team from around the county, headed to the village of Ruskington, near Sleaford to be prepared to help if required.

We were very quick to spot a road starting to become submerged in excess land drainage around 8pm and, working with the Parish Council, ensured that properties were sandbagged to the best of our ability and continued to undertake welfare checks on residents who could be impacted.
We checked on various properties that were left uninhabitable following previous flash floods in October 2023, and attempted to prevent further water ingress, provided transportation for emergency carers, temporary road closures (alongside Lincolnshire Police), and most importantly acted as emotional support to concerned residents.
Our thanks goes to the residents and businesses, including the recently opened Black Bull public house, who supported our volunteers with refreshments and welfare facilities throughout the night.
Additional responders were also deployed later in the evening to areas in the South of Lincolnshire, at the request of the local police to assist in rescuing stranded vehicles.