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Flood Sirens Sound

January 21st 2008

Water levels at Broadbank

Water levels at Broadbank

Sandbags in Broadbank

Sandbags in Broadbank

The water levels at Ramsgate

Water levels at Ramsgate

Broadbank cordoned off

Broadbank cordoned off

At 9.27 am the flood sirens sounded in Louth, as the Environment Agency issued a Flood Warning for the river Lud and the Louth Canal.

Residents were prepared with sandbags, many people fearing a repeat of last year's devastating flooding. The photographs at the top of this page were taken between 9.30 and 10am, and show the water levels in Broadbank and at Ramsgate bridge. At that time the river had not broken its banks in those places.

The Town Hall was opened as an emergency rest centre. Water levels continued to rise throughout the morning, and by late morning the police had cordoned off some areas along the riverside.

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