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Grimsby and Cleethorpes flood siren testing takes place this week

The Environment Agency will carry out its annual flood warning siren tests in Grimsby and Cleethorpes on Friday 29 August.

Tests will be carried out between 10am and noon. People who hear the sirens during this time should take no action. In the unlikely event that a real flood emergency occurs during testing, loudhailers and local radio will be used to issue flood warnings.

The Environment Agency will have staff at Freshney Place on Thursday 28 August between 9am and 5pm to answer questions and to provide further information.

Environment Agency staff will be in Freshney Place shopping centre on Thursday 28 August between 9am and 5pm to answer questions about the sirens and flooding in general.

Grimsby’s 18 sirens were installed in 2006 to warn more than 25,000 households and businesses about impending tidal flooding.

The siren on the Willows estate was adapted after the floods of 2007 so that the Environment Agency could use it to warn people about flooding from the River Freshney.

For more information, call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 or 0845 988 1188 or visit www.environment-agency.gov.uk.