Getting involved in writing a community plan, and helping to implement it during a flood, will help save lives and minimise the damage and distress flooding can cause. A community flood plan sets out:
The locations at risk of flooding in your community
Actions to be taken before, during and after a flood
Contact details of volunteers/ flood wardens and the cascade of information during a flood
What your local triggers to activate your plan are
Important telephone numbers
Arrangements with the authorities
As part of your plan you may wish to identify certain skills or equipment that residents have that may be of use to your community. Or you may wish to identify a group of volunteers that can help communicate between the flood plan co-ordinators and local residents. The link below leads to a letter that can be adapted to suit your needs.
It’s also important to understand the role that each responding organisation plays during a flood and therefore who you need to make contact with before, during and after.
• Types of Flooding and Who Can Help: Poster
It’s important to understand what the different flood warning codes are, what they mean and what to do next.
You may need to recruit volunteers or flood wardens, you can use the below poster to advertise in your community.
Could You Be A Flood Warden?
Flood Action Guide
You may have businesses in your community and this handy checklist may help them identify the actions they can take to prepare.
To increase awareness of flood risk within your community you can use the following resources – print them off for use on your community notice board, your parish newsletter or community Facebook page.
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