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Flood Action Week 11 to 17 November 2019

Flood Action Week 11 to 17 November 2019

The Environment Agency runs an annual campaign to encourage people to know what to do to protect themselves and their property in a flood.

In England there are more than million homes at risk of flooding. The average cost of flooding to a home is around £30,000. Flooding also brings a significant risk to life. ​​The mental health impacts of flooding can last for two years or more after flooding has happened. Depression, anxiety and PTSD can affect up to a third of people who have been flooded.

​​​​But, crucially, taking steps to prepare for flooding, and knowing what to do in a flood can significantly reduce – by around 40% – the damages to a home and possessions, reduce risk to life, and reduce the likelihood of suffering from mental health impacts in the future.

For more information visit flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/what-to-do-in-a-flood and for a brief safety message see here 

 

By | 2019-10-25T15:32:44+01:00 October 25th, 2019|Categories: General News|