The Environment Agency, and their contractors Team Van Oord, have started refurbishment of the tidal flood defences in King’s Lynn. After months of preparation, the work will involve refurbishing over 50 flood gates to ensure they are water tight. Flood and quay walls will be re-pointed and repaired to provide a good standard of defence.
The King’s Lynn Tidal Defence project will cost an estimated £1 million, restoring the existing tidal defences, which were constructed about 30 years ago, to their optimum condition. This will ensure the level of flood protection for properties and businesses in King’s Lynn is maintained.
Repairs will be staggered to minimise disruption to the town, and any road closures will only be implemented if absolutely necessary.
Check to see if you are at risk of flooding by visiting www.gov.uk/environment-agency and by following the links to Flooding, or by calling Floodline on 0345 988 1188 or 0845 988 1188.
The Environment Agency also has a SMART phone App called Flood Alert which you can download for free to your phone or via Facebook.
The Floodline service is easy and free to sign up to – the service issues a message directly to you by telephone, mobile, email, SMS text message, fax or pager when flooding is likely.