Weeks of heavy rain have saturated land and swollen rivers to bursting point in parts of England including the Midlands, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
Footage by Kurnia Aerial Photography shows how badly farmers in Short Ferry, near Lincoln, were affected when the Barlings Eau burst its banks. Henry Ward and other local farmers spoke to local media about their plight, as 1,500 acres of land were left underwater.
Ward told BBC Radio Lincolnshire he was still expecting the waters to rise. “We’re being used as a free-of-charge floodplain by the Environment Agency,” he said.
An Environment Agency spokesman told the Lincolnite, “We know the devastating impact flooding can have, which is why protecting people continues to be our top priority.”
A number of areas in the UK have been struggling to deal with flooding this month after days of torrential rain.
On November 13, Prime Minister Boris Johnson received a hostile response from members of the public when he visited those areas affected. Credit: Kurnia Aerial Photography via Storyful