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Briefing sessions in case of East Coast floods

Parish Ncouncils from the East Lindsey District have attended a special briefing session, to explore what measures they can put in place in their communities in case of a coastal flood.

As part of a campaign to encourage more people to understand the risks and be prepared for coastal flooding, Lincolnshire Resilience Forum, supported by Lincolnshire County Council, East Lindsey District Council and the Environment Agency, have organised the sessions, which will be rolled out along the whole of the Lincolnshire Coast over the coming months.

Local Councillors are being asked to champion the need for local people to sign up to Flood Warnings Direct and have a personal Flood Plan, as well as supporting the creation of a Community owned and activated Emergency and Flood Plan.

Head of Emergency Planning at Lincolnshire County Council, David Powell, said: “We need the support of Parish Councillors if the community on the coast are going to be properly prepared for coastal flooding. Whilst we have robust plans for how the Emergency response agencies will deal with the situation, we need communities, on a local level, to have their own plan and be able to help themselves, whilst we focus on supporting the most vulnerable people.”

Local people and business owners can sign up to Floodline Warnings Direct by calling Floodline on 0845 988 1188 and complete their own personal flood plan for their household using the free template available from www.lincolnshireprepared.co.uk.

For more information on the Parish Council sessions, or to be involved, please contact Steve Eason-Harris on 01522 580322 or email steve.harris@lincoln.fire-uk.org

 

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