Win cash by signing up for flood alerts

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The east coast flood of December 2013 saw hundreds of properties flooded in Lincolnshire’s East Lindsey, Boston, and South Holland areas.

Many people in those areas would have benefited from early warning of the flood had they been signed up for alerts from the Environment Agency.

Preparation is part of the key to surviving and minimising flood impact, and being alerted in time to be prepared can be crucial.

South Holland District Council continues to promote the free flood warnings by the Environment Agency – and this now includes a new £100 monthly cash prize 
lottery. Starting this week and taking place over the next five months, anyone who signs up to the warnings could be in with a chance of winning the money.

The sponsor of the first month’s raffle is Gravitas (international) Ltd – a family-run business with more than 40 years’ experience working with non-woven fabrics and other textiles.

Managing director Jacob Sallon said: “As manufacturers of biggest brands in flood prevention ‘the Hydrosack and Hydrosnake’ we recognise the importance of being pre-warned and prepared to deal with flooding. We are pleased to support any initiative which encourages more people to be prepared for flooding.

Other sponsors will be Lincs Flood Defence, of Boston, Kier, and UK Flood Barriers. To enter, details can also be provided online at www.

The deadline for entries is 9am, on Friday, December 18.