In Pictures: Flood devastates homes as evacuations continue and the RAF is drafted in to help

Dozens of homes have been evacuated and a ‘major incident’ declared for parts of Lincolnshire as flooding still causes chaos across the county.

Photo: Lincs Fire & Rescue

An RAF Chinook helicopter was drafted in last night to drop ballast and large sand bags in an attempt to block a breach in the River Steeping near Wainfleet. But the area is still being flooded. Numerous other areas of Lincolnshire are also still dealing with the flood waters caused by over three month’s worth of rain falling in just a few days. The situation has seen emergency services and other organisations working through the night to help those worst affected. Members of the community have also been rallying together to help those displaced from their homes by the flood waters. Here are some of the photos that illuatrate the ongoing situation.

An RAF Chinook helicopter was called in to help stem the flow of water from the burst River Steeping banks at Wainfleet. Photo by Joint Helicopter Support Squad.
The RAF load the Chinook helicopter.
The extra large sandbags pictured before the RAF dropped them onto the breached section of the River Steeping.
Network Rail's photo of the flooded railway line between Boston and Skegness.
Lincolnshire Police drone footage of the flooded Wainfleet area.
Several roads in the county are still impassable. For updates on this, visit our home page. Photo: Lincolnshire Police.
@richardestry's drone shots of the flooded fields around Wainfleet. posted to Twitter
@richardestry's drone shot of a flooded home in the Wainfleet area.
@richardestry's aerial shot of flooded homes in the Wainfleet area, where dozens have been evacuated.
@craftyrunr posted this photo of Lincs Fire and Rescue helping people in Wainfleet to Twitter
Wendy Bowkett's photo of one of the flooded fields in the Skegness area.
Photo taken in Horncastle by Cindy Baker.
The Environment Agency have been working with various agencies to address the flooding in Lincolnshire. Photo: EA.
One of Horncastle's worst-hit streets. Photo taken by Allan Wilson. EMN-190614-103810001
A photo of one of the closed roads through the village of Great Steeping, near Spilsby, taken yesterday (Thursday).
An aerial shot of the River Steeping at Wainfleet by Kurnia Aerial Photography.
A flooded garden in Wainfleet. Photo by @craftyrunr on Twitter.