Find out more about flooding in your community

Greyhound and Millennium Bridges during the flooding caused by Storm Desmond earlier this month.
Greyhound and Millennium Bridges during the flooding caused by Storm Desmond earlier this month.
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Residents can have their say on flooding and find out more about the support available at a community roadshow next Tuesday, January 26.

Taking place at Our Lady’s Catholic College, the drop-in session provides an opportunity for people to inform flood risk management in their community by providing information on their experiences.

This will help identify the extent and cause of local flooding and inform recovery work.

It’s also an opportunity to speak to different agencies, ask questions, raise concerns and find out about funding and support.

Dan Bond, Environment Agency Manager, said: “You can’t underestimate the devastating impacts of flooding to people’s lives and the key to recovering quickly, and increasing our flood resilience in the long term, is to listen to the people who experienced it first hand and learn from their experiences.

“We’ve been visiting affected communities since the flooding began in early December, and these drop-in sessions are the start of a more coordinated approach to involving local people in the development of local flood risk management plans.

“We would encourage anyone affected by flooding to come along and talk to us. We will have technical experts from the Environment Agency and County Council available to chat to, with support from a number of agencies that can provide advice and support.”

Coun Eileen Blamire, leader of Lancaster City Council, said: “It’s important that we learn as many lessons as we can to ensure we are as prepared as possible in the future. I would encourage anyone who was affected by flooding to come along.”

Organisations attending the roadshow will include the Environment Agency, Lancaster City Council, Lancashire County Council, Association of British Insurers and Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service amongst others.

The roadshow will be held at Our Lady’s Catholic College on Tuesday January 26 from 4pm to 8pm.

For more information on the flood risks, members of the public can call the Floodline number on 0345 988 1188.