UK snow: Lincolnshire police calls in military

February 28, 2018 Spilsby Online 0

Emergency services in Lincolnshire have called for military backup after the county was carpeted by snow. The Army and RAF have been enlisted to help reach vulnerable people stranded by heavy snowfall. We need to get doctors, nurses and others out to them so they can hopefully help us on that over the next 24 hours.Deputy Chief Constable Craig Naylor, Lincolnshire Police Lincolnshire Police declared a “critical incident” amid major travel disruption. Many roads in […]

Friskney Show: Funnel cloud lifts inflatable slide

June 12, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

A funnel cloud lifted an inflatable slide into the air at a Lincolnshire country show. Eyewitnesses at the Friskney Show, near Skegness, reported the inflatable taking off at about 13:20 BST and sailing about 30ft up in the air before landing on a nearby road. No-one was on the slide at the time as it had already closed when the weather started to change. Several stalls were damaged and a car’s rear windscreen was smashed. […]

Met Office issues yellow warning for heatwave conditions

July 17, 2014 Spilsby Online 0

Residents are being warned to stay safe in the summer sun as the highest temperatures of the year are expected over the next few days. With temperatures expected to reach 29 Celsius, the Met Office has issued its yellow warning. An official heat health warning is triggered when temperatures are high enough on two consecutive days and during the night to have a significant affect on health. Look out for the symptoms of heat exhaustion […]

Emergency Services In Severe Weather Warning

October 27, 2013 Spilsby Online 0

Lincolnshire’s multi-agency Resilience Forum will be opening their major incident room on Sunday evening in anticipation of the impact and serious damage in the wake of the strongest winds to be forecast since the 1987 hurricane. Head of Specialist Operations for Lincolnshire Police, Superintendent Shaun West says the Lincolnshire Resilience Forum (LRF) plans carefully for storms such as the one anticipated tomorrow and Monday  and are now working together to put those plans into action.  The […]

Age UK Offer Heatwave Advice

July 19, 2013 Spilsby Online 0

With a Met Office warning of a 60% likelihood of a heatwave in Lincolnshire in recent days, a Lincoln charity is urging residents to remember to check on elderly neighbours or relatives. A regular phone call or visit to a neighbour or relative can ensure they spend the hotter parts of the day in comfort and safety and minimises the risk of heat exhaustion. Rosie Davidson, Age UK Lincoln Rosie Davidson, Manager of Age UK […]

Amber weather warning with heavy snow forecast for Lincolnshire

January 25, 2013 Spilsby Online 0

The Met Office has issued an amber weather warning for Lincolnshire with up to 8cm of snow forecast across the county. Light snow showers predicted to fall in the late afternoon will turn to heavy snow into the night. Motorists are warned to be cautious during rush hour traffic this evening. This is the last flurry of snow before temperatures are set to rise over the next week, according to forecasts.  Snow will cease into […]