The Environment Agency is inviting communities and businesses to join a two hour discussion about flooding on Twitter on Thursday 28th November.
Why it’s important to be prepared for flooding
One in six properties in England is at risk of flooding. As recent experiences show, floods destroy homes, livelihoods and possessions. Being prepared for flooding can significantly reduce the cost and heart ache.
We’ve been working hard to improve flood warnings and defences. However, with climate change leading to more extreme weather, flooding is likely to become more frequent.
Community action and preparation can significantly reduce the damage caused by flooding. We’d like to understand how we can support communities in England to be more prepared for flooding.
Join the discussion using #floodaware
You can join the discussion on Twitter using #floodaware between 11:00 and 13:00 on Thursday 28th November.
To facilitate the conversation, we’ll be asking the following questions:
- Do you think your community is prepared for possible flooding?
- What can communities do to prepare for flooding?
- What information or services would help you and your community to prepare for flooding?
- Do you have any advice for people at risk of flooding?
Experts from the Environment Agency will also be on hand to answer your questions about being prepared for flooding.
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