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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North.
Communities try to protect their homes from flooding
as the East Coast prepares for a tidal surge.
I'm upset and I'm frightened. After the last flood, I had a couple of
strokes. I'm alive at the foreshore where residents have been putting up
flood defences and the council has water ponds on stand-by.
Tributes are paid to the the Lincoln City boss
who became England manager - Graham Taylor dies aged 72.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn say he understands people's concerns
about immigration and has policies to deal with it.
I want to end undercutting, I want to end the levels
That indeed will give a fair and reasonable chance to everyone
Ferens art gallery shows off its multi million
pound refurbishment ahead of tomorrow's public reopening.
A stormy 24 hours expected for the coastline, a warning
in place, wind speeds could reach 70 mph.
People living on the East Coast are tonight being warned to expect
flooding tomorrow as high tides coincide with strong winds.
It's the same conditions that led to the tidal surge of 2013
where more than 1000 properties were damaged
At the moment the Environment Agency says there's nothing to suggest this
will be as bad but that people do need to be prepared.
We're live tonight in both East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire
but first let's look in detail at the areas at risk.
There are 27 flood warnings across East Yorkshire
and Lincolnshire, covering high tide tomorrow morning
A warning means that flooding is expected.
There are two warnings covering the sea defences
at Humberston and Cleethorpes, another warning for Immingham.
Then if we look at the Humber Estuary on the North Bank
A further two cover the coast at Bridlington and then
the Easington and Kilnsea area is also at risk.
The River Ouse is covered by four warnings and then there's one
at Grimsby and three covering the South Bank at Winteringham,
South Ferriby, New Holland and Barton to Immingham Dock.
There are a further seven flood warnings in Lincolnshire, six
for the sea defences at north and south of Mablethorpe
Jill Archbold is at Hessle foreshore.
Jill, what's being done there to prepare?
A familiar drill is happening here tonight, because this very team and
the kid that they are using is the exact machinery that was down here
-- the kit, in 2013. They are enrolling this pipe. Should it be
needed, it will suck water through and then spit it back through
Internet Humber it using the blue one. -- through into the Humber. It
should be reassurance for residence behind me who were flooded in 2013.
Speaking tried, there was nervous anticipation.
But now that the weather's settle down, I don't feel as though
Because when it was really windy, it whips the waves up.
I think they are being overcautious now.
But then, part of me is saying, "are they"?
You know, is it going to be really bad?
Of course, this isn't the only vulnerable spot in the East Riding,
and the council has scouts and spotters this evening at several
areas, including Bridlington. There is more equipment on stand-by should
it be needed. Those living in errors could be concerned tonight, the
message from Humberside Police is simple, and that is be prepared. --
those living in areas. We are doing everything
that we can to make sure that we are prepared,
and that the local We ask that people are aware
and remain vigilant We want people to look
after the vulnerable I think at the moment,
it is very much, "Let's get everything in place,
and if we don't need it All this kit is just here as a
precaution at the moment, and there is a similar pump just down the
foreshore. The moment to hold your breath is when the high tide comes,
tomorrow morning at 6am and again at 6pm tomorrow evening. There are
three more pumps on stand-by across the East Riding should they be
needed. Thank you very much indeed. With seven flood warnings in
Lincolnshire. The Emergency services
in Lincolnshire have spent the day Our Environment correspondent
Paul Murphy is in Skegness for us tonight, what's been happening
in the County? With in the last hour or so, some
extraordinary scenes. There are hundreds of army and police officers
based in the town, going out into coastal communities, visiting more
than 3000 households to offer advice and reassurance. In the option, if
need be, of evacuation to rest centres. While that is taking place,
there are experts trying to predict the shape and potency of his tidal
surge, which is due sometime tomorrow. There is high time at six
o'clock in the morning and 6pm. A lot of activity in Skegness as
people are trying to reassure those in this committee that there will be
safe, and that there are options for them.
The deployment of soldiers along the Lincolnshire coast has begun
The appearance of the Army is an indication of just how
seriously the threat of a storm surge is being taken.
Working with the police, they're going to offer advice
to thousands of residents along the coast, who have been given
the option to be evacuated to an inland rest centre.
We'll be talking to householders and helping them make decisions
about what is the best course of action for them.
Quite honestly, if you're in a single story dwelling,
a caravan or a chalet, and you're very close
to the sea defences, you might want to think
about spending the evening or perhaps the next couple
But this is a community that lives with the threat of flooding,
All I know is that it's possible tidal surge, sometime this week.
But apart from that, looking where things are,
On the Humber Bank at South Ferriby, the Environment Agency were putting
up temporary defences, and local residents were moving
After the last flood, I had a couple of strokes.
It's stuff that we've got a lot of memories about,
and we saved a lot of it last time, and we like to save it again.
A storm surge requires a complex combination of tide,
It's believed a high tide of tomorrow evening, currently
There are specific concerns about the coastal communities in this part
of the world tonight, because many of them are older people, they live
in retirement communities, some live in bungalows with just one story,
others in static caravans. A lot of vulnerability should the waters
overtop. The floods minister has said tonight it's the government's
absolute priority to protect people here, and that's why the Army has
been deployed. Indeed. Thank you very much indeed.
The emergency services say they don't expect the situation
to be as bad as December 2013 even though it's essentially
the same combination of weather conditions.
Paul is in our weather studio as usual tonight.
These are rare events, what causes them and why can
In the instance tomorrow, we've got exceptionally strong winds
coinciding with a high tide. I will show tomorrow's chart. The wind is
coming in from the north, a storm forced ten, 60- 70 mph. It comes on
the Atlantic and pushes to the North Sea. The two things are adding
together. There are two tides tomorrow -- Times tomorrow. There is
another tide at tea-time, the second tide which may well be the biggest
because the wind will be running all day long. Paul will have the full
forecast in five or ten minutes. Earlier I spoke to James Bevan
who's the Chief Executive of the Environment Agency
and asked him how concerned he was about the next
twenty four hours. What we are looking at tomorrow
is a combination of high tides and high winds,
which are going to produce very high waves, and that does
carry a risk of flooding, possibly significant flooding up
and down the east coast. We're giving advice to people
in the area to follow our flood warnings, to be prepared
and to take care. We're moving up and down
the country, our people into locations where they are ensuring
that flood defence assets are operating to protect communities
up and down the country. The Hull barrier near here will be
operating this evening. Here in South Ferriby,
we're erecting temporary defences and we're doing that in one or two
other places up I suppose people will be worrying
as they watch the telly tonight, that we could see a repeat
of the flooding in 2013. Can you confirm that
that is certainly not the case? Well, no flood is
ever quite the same. There was bad flooding here and up
and down the coast in 2013, I can't confirm exactly what we're
looking at tomorrow. That will depend very much
on the wind speed and wind direction, and we won't know that
until tomorrow morning. Our best estimates are that we're
not looking at an event that is as significant
as what happened in 2013. As I say, we want to be cautious,
we want to take care. So we're operating on the basis
of worst-case scenario and doing everything we can to protect
communities up and down the country. But you are obviously expecting
flooding, otherwise you wouldn't be spending the time and money doing
what you're doing behind you, that we can see there now,
unless you weren't There's often minor coastal flooding
when you get this combination What we're looking at tomorrow
though is a particularly unusual combination of particularly high
tides, potentially very high winds, and that could produce in certain
locations, significant flooding. We don't know where that
will be, we don't know But we think the right thing to do
is to make sure that communities like this one up and down
the country are properly protected In a very brief sentence, your best
advice for people tonight is what? Check your own flood risk
on gov.uk, and check Very good to talk to you tonight,
I wish you well, thank you. The chief executive of the
Environment Agency. We'll have more later in the programme on the
possibility of flooding tomorrow, and a detailed forecast.
Stars from across the world of football have been paying tribute
to the former Lincoln City and England manager Graham Taylor,
He grew up in Scunthorpe and then spent his whole playing
career in Lincolnshire - with Grimsby Town and then
Lincoln City - before going into management at
And that was a path that took him all the way to the biggest job
Our sports reporter Simon Clark has this.
When after his playing career at Lincoln city, he accepted a manager
's career, had changed his life 28. He led them to promotion at a record
points scorer. The pop star Elton John Soros and encouraged him to
join his club, Watford -- Elton John saw this. You have to have a reality
about looking at situations with Scunthorpe. Would we want to see
them again in the championship? Of course we would. Would we expect
them to be doing much more than having to fight relegation? That
their big league for them. Taylor is very much a son of Scunthorpe. This
is Henderson Avenue. He went to the local primary school, just a stone's
away from the pace that would have his biggest impact on young Graham's
mound, -- Graham's mind. A club which would later make him a vice
president. We were so fortunate to have an ambassador like him. The
last time he was here was in October, and he was always telling
us what we're doing right and wrong, very enthusiastic about our
promotion push. He came back in July 20 16th to attend a grand opening of
our new building. We thought it was very reported -- July 2000 16. It
marked the transition from old school to new school, and it was
just lovely because he was so pleased to see the new building.
Graham Taylor's servers earned him an OBE, but here it's the
transformation of Lincoln city that is best remembered. What he did was
connect the football club with the community, more than any other
manager was doing at the time for a long time afterwards. Graham Taylor
used to joke that he was the only man I've revered by all three big
Lincolnshire rivals. And revered he was.
Paying tribute to Graham Taylor, who has died at age 70 two. -- 72. Thank
you for being there. Still ahead on the programme...
Still ahead tonight: Unveiling the most expensive painting ever
shown at Ferens Art Gallery as it prepares to reopen.
It feels amazing and brilliant to have finally reached this point.
It's been a really long journey, it had lots of ups and downs.
Don't miss that in a few minutes' time. Keep pictures coming in,
tonight's photograph is the centre of hole. Nice picture, thank you for
that. Keep photos coming in. Another one on tomorrow night at about the
same time. It's nice to see a man earning his money. A weather
forecast. It will be a wild 24 hours, as we
have already discovered. There were two mornings tonight, one is for
wind and the other is for ice. -- two warnings. Ice could be quite a
problem if you're not in coastal areas. I showed this child, but it
is worth showing again. The run of unusual strong northerly winds. We
have a storm forced ten tomorrow, on a scale which runs from one to 12.
Harry Kane storms are right at the top end. The weather front sliding
southwards -- hurricane storms. That could exacerbate icy roads towards
the end of the night. There could be quite a difficult commute first
thing. The main weather system today has been tracking across the South,
snow currently across the south-east, but it is beginning to
pull its cloud away southwards, and I think fairly shortly ice will be
forming, first across parts of East Yorkshire and then eventually across
Lincolnshire, as skies turn player. Then we look to the north towards
the end of the night, and narrow band of rain, sleet and potentially
a bit of 's note -- the skies turn PDF. The all-important high water
times... The second high tide, which could be bigger than the first one,
is at tea-time tomorrow. Weather-wise, first light, we should
be shot of this narrow band of rain, sleet and slow, watch out for ice in
its wake. When severe gales, storm force winds, all day long. Inland,
it just looks set to be gold Gill cold and mainly sunny. Fairly
academic, significant wind-chill, highs of three or four matter
degrees as of Saturday looks fairly sunny, Sunday looks cloudy with a
risk of patchy rain. The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has
told BBC Look North he understands why many voters are concerned
about immigration in Mr Corbyn has responded to criticism
about his leadership following Labour's poor performance
in last month's Sleaford He's been speaking to our
Political Editor Tim Iredale. Some say it's a relaunch of his
leadership. This week, Jeremy Corbyn has been trying to set out where he
stands on a number of issues, including immigration, traditionally
a weak area for Labour. Those that have come from the European Union to
make their homes in Britain have also made a great contribution here.
Our hospitals rely on them. Indeed, the NHS is at this very moment
desperately trying to recruit doctors from other parts of Europe.
The issue in many parts of Lincolnshire is about unskilled
workers. Are you saying you want to see fewer unskilled migrant workers?
The point making is that an skilled migration, where people are brought
in by agencies, forced to live in poor conditions, even pay of their
wages is read to the same employer. That is wrong, that is gang master's
operation. His leadership divides opinion. Just ask these voters. His
principles are his principles. As 60, 70% of the Labour ticket holders
have said, we want you. Everyone else should be behind him. He
doesn't come across as a new vote for to be pro-minister, he doesn't
seem to have that strength. Labour were not serious contenders in last
month's by-election -- to be Prime Minister. They fell to fourth place.
Whether it is in Lincolnshire putting two fingers up to you in
your party? Are not pretending it was a good result. It's at a party
we have been strong in in the past, I hope to have done better. Do you
expect more results like that? Surely you can't stay on as Labour
leader. We want better results, we're ready for the elections in May
and the mayoral elections in various parts of England. Jeremy Corbyn is
hoping to appeal to the voters he believes have been ignored by the
main committee will judge whether political parties. He'll be judged
by results, which surely must improve if he is to continue leading
his party. Keen to get your views on this one. Do you think Mr Corbyn has
it right on migration? Here is how to be in touch...
If you are in the area with the election, do you think he is right
on immigration? Tweet me on the subject of Jeremy
Corbyn and his views on immigration and migrant workers.
After more than a year of work, at a cost of ?4.5 million,
Inside the Ferens' will be new lights, new air conditioning
and the most expensive painting the gallery has ever bought.
Our culture correspondent Anne-Marie Tasker has
Unveiled after years of renovation, a painting by the Italian
At ?1.6 million it's the Ferens gallery's most expensive purchase.
And for art experts - it's a truly significant work.
He is a painter that works in Tuscany around 1300. That is the
very beginnings of the Renaissance, which is so important for the
development of art throughout Europe. It really does look very
wonderful. It's an important picture, the only picture by that
artist in this country. And this is where the painting was brought back
to its former glory. At the conservation Department at the
National Gallery. It has undergone hundreds of hours of work air. When
it arrived, it looked like this, but the team have transformed it was
scientific study and robe moving centuries of varnish, even a calcium
compound found in gallstones. You're always managing the changes that are
inevitable, consequences of time and agency, and all I can say is that I
think you are closer. The biggest change, colours have faded, things
have happened that can't be reversed. Certainly less between you
and the artist than there was. But it is just one new feature at
holed's Ferens. -- at Hull's. It has undergone several changes, but now
it is ready to host the world's finest artworks. We have had some
exhibitions, and it is work of that kind and calibre, the very best for
Hull. So we very much hope to continue in the same vein. Having
had the investment in the building was absolutely critical to being
able to go on and do that. The Gallery reopens to the public
tomorrow at noon, another big moment in Hull's year as city of culture.
From fireworks to light shows to wind turbines and drawings -
it has been a busy start to Hull's year as City of Culture.
Kofi Smiles has been looking at what's coming up over
Last week was made in Hull, this week there's a blade in Hull!
The first of the series of billboards are on show
as local artists get showcased through REDboard.
As you can see behind me, it's pretty spiffing.
These pieces of work are going to be changed every four weeks for Hull's
You have until the 24th of February to come down to the Hull
History Centre to witness the free Charters exhibition.
It is a closer look at some of the documents that have allowed
Hull to become the great city that it is today.
If you've got kids between the ages of eight and 11, there
is a creative workshop happening at Hull Central library.
Now, it's going to be taking place over the next three Saturdays,
and if they attend all three, they can have earned
themselves and official arts award qualification.
Contact the Central Library and book your free place.
And making its City of Culture debut, the Bridlington Contemporary
Gallery opens its doors for the very first time.
This week's Challenge Hull is called the Hull hoedown.
Now, all we have to do is dance to your favourite song
in your favourite place, and share it using the hashtag.
Now, here's how mine played out with a local band.
And there are plenty more clips and articles
Let's get a recap of the national and regional headlines.
A former MI6 spy, Christopher Steele, is at the centre
of the latest allegations against Donald Trump.
27 flood warnings are in place across East Yorkshire
and Lincolnshire as the area prepares for a predicted
Tomorrow's weather: Most places cold, windy and mainly sunny,
coastal areas at risk from wintry showers, with severe
Back to our main story tonight, preparations in the East Yorkshire
and Lincolnshire for the tidal surge tomorrow. Our environment
correspondent is in Skegness. How concerned should people actually
beat tonight? Looking at the map with all those flood alerts and
warnings, it is looking pretty grim. The Environment Agency has pointed
out that at this stage at least, it does not think this tidal surge will
be as potent as the one we saw in December 20 13. It is also seem to
remember that they have spent millions of pounds on flood
defences, particularly in the Humber area since that tidal surge. For
people who want to keep up to the speed with what is going on
overnight, the breakfast show starts an hour earlier tomorrow morning at
5am. Radio Lincolnshire is on the air throughout the night with advice
and information for all from the Army and police HQ here in Skegness,
back to you. Thank you very much. Just a reminder that tomorrow
morning in Hull, high tide is at 6:34am, and high time tomorrow night
is at 640 9p. Those are the crucial tides. Does Mr Corbyn can write
about immigration? Someone says he doesn't think there is another
immigration yet, hypocrite, Labour is unelectable. Louis says she
doubts many Brits will get up at stupid o'clock to pick fruit if they
can get more in benefits. One says Corbyn is wrong to promote
immigration, we voted Brexit to tighten up. So many unskilled jobs
in Lincolnshire, not enough workers to fill them. Have a nice evening.
Join us later if you can attempt to be, if not I was yet 6:30am
tomorrow. ..and keep telling yourself
over and over, "This will end." Ladies and gentlemen,
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you have to keep on going... ..drink as much as you can... Please
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over and over, "This will end."