Residents in South Holland have been clearing up the debris after what was expected to be one of the worst storms since the 1987 hurricane.
As St Jude Storm lashed Britain claiming two lives and leaving 270,000 homes without power, the district escaped with a few incidents of localised flooding in Spalding, Bourne and Donington, due mainly to blockages in the drains.
Problems with the drains also meant pupils at Spalding Primary School had a day off from lessons.
Residents in Lutton were left without power and commuters were hit by chaos on the rail network, with no service from Peterborough to London due to problems with overhead cables.
Strong winds begin yesterday afternoon and the county was bracing itself for gusts up to 80mph.
A major incident room was set up by Lincolnshire Police, who were expecting reports of “serious damage”.
Although the worst of the storm has now passed and is expected to hit the Netherlands later today, the district remains on Amber flood alert.
For the full story, see tomorrow’s Lincolnshire Free Press.