North East Lincolnshire is likely to suffer from more frequent flooding events as climate change alters the weather we experience, making severe weather events much more likely to occur. The greater frequency of heavy rainfall will see flooding from surface water and watercourses increase, as well as rising sea levels increasing the chance of tidal flooding.
Flooding can affect all people across the borough either by directly flooding homes and businesses or disrupting other aspects of daily life. In recent years we have experienced flooding from surface water, rivers and the sea.
Following the nation-wide floods of 2007 the Pitt Report was published in 2008, this made recommendations for how England and Wales might better manage flood risk in the future. New legislation in the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 was used to implement these recommendations.
The Act established North East Lincolnshire Council, as the Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) giving the Council the new local leadership and co-ordination role in flood risk management in the borough.
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