Posted on: 16th Dec 2019
From: Emergency Planning Team [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: 09 December 2019 15:23
To: Emergency Planning Team <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Winter Flooding Preparations
Dear Community Resilience Plan Holders,
As we approach winter, we just wanted to send across some information to help you prepare.
The Environment Agency have published a Groundwater Flooding Briefing note, including lots of graphs, which I have attached. The main point from this is that Groundwater levels are high, but flooding is not expected imminently. However, we may see some flooding at the start of 2020.
If your community is in a Flood Risk area:
- Sign up for any relevant flood warnings (https://www.gov.uk/sign-up-for-flood-warnings)
- Read the attached leaflet from the Environment Agency with some practical advise
- Check your Community Plan – is it up to date and relevant?
- Scroll to the bottom of the ground water briefing for some more advise and links
- Check the website for live water level updates
- Prepare ahead, if you receive flood warnings think about how you are going to protect your property and yourselves, and where you get those resources from
- Have a look at the Hampshire County Council website for guidance on preparing for flooding (https://www.hants.gov.uk/community/emergencyplanning/whattoplanfor/floodingadvice)
- The National Flood Forum provides some useful information (https://nationalfloodforum.org.uk/about-flooding/preparing/checklist-action-plan/)
- Think about any other winter risks and preparation!
There is lots of information on how to protect your home from flooding available from the Environment Agency and your local District Council, and it remains the home owners responsibility to look after their property.
Emergency Planning Team