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Council starts with recovery operation

Boston Borough Council has appealed for flood victims in the borough to contact it with information about who they are, where they are and what assistance they may now need.

A number of people who left their flood-threatened homes are still in temporary accommodation. Some have returned to their damaged properties. The council now needs to capture as much information about them and their situation in order to plan the recovery stage. Please contact the council on 01205 314200 and someone from the council's housing team will take details.

Over the weekend refuse lorries from the borough council and South Holland District Council will continue to tour the affected areas to take away damaged goods. Please be sure that you have met your obligations so far as future insurance claims are concerned before you dispose of any property. The vehicles will be able to take away ruined carpets and furniture and white goods.

Those who plan to dispose of their own flood-damaged items cannot use the Slippery Gowt household waste site due to a road collapse. They should, if they can, go to the sites at Skegness or Spalding.

A More Than insurance vehicle is located in Asda's car park in Boston  to give out advice to would-be claimants.

Red Cross are operating from the borough council's Municipal Buildings in West Street and can assist with food and toiletries.

And householders are being urged to double check the qualifications of anyone offering to undertake any repair work for them. If unsure they can get advice from Trading Standards by contacting 0845 404 0506 during office hours, Monday to Friday.