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Community action

Below are flood plans that some communities have adopted.

Who are Flood Wardens?

Flood Wardens are volunteers who play an important role in the warning and prevention of flooding within their community. They are a vital link between local residents and those responsible for responding to an incident.

Local knowledge and involvement is invaluable to organisations involved in flooding; to help increase community preparedness and to support the recovery phase.

Flood wardens are known to their community and can support them in a number of ways. Some examples of what the role may include are:

  • Monitoring local watercourses and drainage;
  • Ensuring residents are aware of any flood warnings and encouraging them to sign up to receive flood warnings from the Environment Agency;
  • Identifying vulnerable members of the community who may need more support;
  • Reporting flood events and local observations to the appropriate organisation; and
  • Helping to prepare a community flood plan with the relevant organisations.

If you would like more information about Flood Wardens please contact the Flood Risk Management inbox.

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Page updated: 29/11/2022 Page updated by: Flooding Team

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