Gloucestershire County Council’s award-winning flood guide has been revamped
FIVE years on from the floods which devastated parts of Gloucestershire, a new guide has been published to help residents affected by flooding.
Gloucestershire County Council’s award-winning Flood Guide has been updated to include advice and information for preparing for future floods.
The revamped guide gives tips on developing a personal flood plan, advice on preparing an emergency kit in case of flood and contains home improvement suggestions for houses which have been flooded or are at risk of flooding.
It also contains advice on how to stay safe during flooding and how to recover from a flood.
The original guide was sent to every home in the county in autumn 2007 following the floods in July that year.
Since then, GCC have been working alongside District Councils and the Environment Agency to improve drainage and develop flood alleviation works.
GCC cabinet member for communities Cllr Will Windsor-Clive (Con, Newent) said the council and other agencies had been working hard at reducing the risk from flooding to homes and businesses since 2007.
“This year we have again seen some extreme weather," he said.
“The re-launched Flood Guide will play a key part in helping people protect their homes and businesses against flooding and I would advise everyone to take a look.”