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Weekly Edition - Publication date:- 2017-05-08

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Latest flood defence technology delivered to residents

FLOODING and coastal erosion can have devastating impacts on our local communities with more than 5.5 million or 1 in 6 homes in England are at risk of flooding.  Wirral Council, alongside United Utilities and the Environment Agency, have been looking into a series of solutions to help reduce the impact of flooding when an area is hit with heavy rainfall.  With 1 off funding from the Regional Flood and Coastal Committee, the Council has bought a stock of the latest technology in flood defences called Hydrosacks, which will be distributed to residents that have reported flooding at their property in the past.  The Hydrosacks are light and portable and can be stored away easily until they are needed. They inflate upon contact with water to form a temporary barrier in doorways.

Cllr Phillip Brightmore, Cabinet member for Environment, said:- "Hydrosacks are a really useful way of reducing flood damage to your property, but the onus is still on residents to ensure that you are prepared for a flooding event in the future. If you live in a flood risk area, make sure that you sign up for flood alerts to ensure that you can react to a flood as quickly as possible. Completing a flood plan will also help you to be prepared and reduce flood damage to your property and your community. Don't wait until it happens; you may not have time."

The Environment Agency publishes online flood maps for areas near a water source. To find out if you are at risk of flooding or would like to sign up for flood warnings you can go to the Agency's website. Alternatively, you can also call the Floodline for advice on:- 0345 988 1188.   If you would like to learn more about how you can ensure you are prepared for a flooding event in the future visit the Wirral Council website.


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