The residents of Lincolnshire, UK were evacuated from their homes due to flooding of River Steeping from a rainstorm that brought two months’ worth of rain in two days.
A state of emergency was declared as three RAF Chinook helicopters brought 270 one-ton bags of aggregate to help curtail the river’s flooding and fortify the weak river bank, according to an article from The Telegraph.
Despite efforts to address the damage, the city of Lincoln Council announced that resources used to repair the river bank would need to be supplemented. Meanwhile, residents were evacuated to a rest center in Lancashire and were told to expect stay there for up to two days.
“Repairs at River Steeping have deteriorated,” and RAF helicopters will continue to “drop further ballast,” the City of Lincoln Council said in a released statement.
The unforgiving rain caused infrastructural issues throughout England. A landslide in Corby caused passengers on a train from London to Nottingham to be delayed for 8 hours.
Evacuees were not always able to gather their personal effects in the process of leaving their homes.
"We really don’t know what’s going to happen…We’ve just been to the shop and bought a few clothes because what I’ve got on is all I’ve got," said a Lincolnshire resident.
As efforts to continue to repair river bank damage from the sustained rainstorm, Lincolnshire residents will continue to receive support at the rest center in Lancashire.