Gibraltar Point, Far Ings and Donna Nook were severely affected and are closed until further notice.
The damage to the Visitor Centres, birdwatching hides, paths and fences is now being assessed before the clear-up and repair operation can properly begin. Fortunately none of the sheep or cattle grazing the reserves were lost.
Paul Learoyd, Chief Executive, Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, passed on his thanks to all the staff and volunteers who were dealing with this unprecedented situation. He went on to say, "it is hard for individuals who have been directly affected, a number have been forced into temporary accommodation, as well as for those who have committed so much time and effort safeguarding wildlife and wild places in Lincolnshire."