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Furious farmer films flood water coursing through broken grass bank onto his farmland

‘No wonder water is STILL rising on our land!’: Furious farmer films flood water coursing through broken grass bank onto his already submerged farmland -and asks government ‘when will you fill this HOLE?’

  • Farmer Henry Ward posted a video to Twitter showing the damage to his farm
  • The water is seen going through his land in Lincoln after heavy rain had hit
  • He questioned when the Environment Agency was going to fix the issue  

A farmer in Lincoln has hit out at the Environment Agency after flood water submerged his farmland.

Henry Ward posted a video to Twitter which showed the water coursing through a broken grass bank.

In a tweet he asked the Environment Agency ‘when will you fill this hole’ and added ‘no wonder water still rising on our land’. 

It comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson passed on warnings there could be more flooding across the country this winter as rain continues.

The picture above shows a farm house and barn in Lincolnshire which has become submerged 

Farmer Henry Ward (pictured above) hit out at the Environment Agency and asked when they would be fixing the issues

Farmer Henry Ward (pictured above) hit out at the Environment Agency and asked when they would be fixing the issues 

Mr Ward has been vocal about the flooding in the area and posted the video last night. 

As the camera pans across the landscape, the damage in the area becomes even more visible.

Across Lincolnshire more than 1,000 acres of farmland has been submerged, after the banks of the Barlings Eau burst.

Mr Ward said his land is continuing to flood due to the breach not having being plugged.  

The water can be seen crashing through the farm in Lincoln, as its owner questions when it will be fixed

The water can be seen crashing through the farm in Lincoln, as its owner questions when it will be fixed

Speaking to the BBC earlier this week, he said he ‘just wanted a plan’ from the relevant groups, as to what they are going to do in the short term.

‘So the breach, it’s still open and it’s flooding our land now. 

‘We would just like to know when they are going to plug the hole so that the water can start to be pumped back into the rivers and the water levels go down.’

MailOnline has contacted the Environment Agency. 

Mr Ward this week said he just wanted a plan going forward and questioned when the hole would be plugged

Mr Ward this week said he just wanted a plan going forward and questioned when the hole would be plugged 

Thirty-five flood warnings are still in place across England as Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged people in affected areas to heed the warnings of emergency services.

The warnings sit alongside a further 80 flood alerts – warning residents to be on alert for possible flooding – after heavy rains over the past week.

The warnings and alerts are in place in locations from Somerset and East Sussex in the South, to as far north as the Lower River Nidd near Harrogate in Yorkshire, and the Holderness Drain in east Yorkshire.

With more widespread rain forecast for Wednesday, Mr Johnson has passed on warnings there could be more flooding across the country this winter as rain continues.

On Tuesday, the Prime Minister announced relief funding would be made available for those affected by the floods.

It came amid criticism the Government had not done enough to help, as the flooding threatened to become an election issue.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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