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Below are flood plans that some communities have adopted.

Rapid Response Catchments (RRC)

You will be informed if you live within a rapid response catchment (RRC).

RRCs are catchments which respond very quickly to rainfall and have a high modelled risk factor and are therefore more likely to face more severe impacts. The nature of flash flooding means there may little time to issue warnings in these areas and so it is best to be prepared before any flooding occurs.

Gloucestershire currently has 5 RRCs located across:

  • Cheltenham Borough;
  • Forest of Dean District; and
  • Stroud District.

Each RRC will have a multi-agency flood plan and the relevant district or borough council will have a specific plan or section within this.

If you would like to know more about rapid response catchments, please do not hesitate to email your local Environment Agency Flood Resilience Team or call Floodline on 0345 988 11 88.

Areas outside of the designated rapid response catchments may still flood in times of extreme rainfall; the designation of a rapid response catchment specifically relates to the severity of the expected impacts.

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

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