New films providing advice on flood risks

A series of short films are being released to help communities better prepare for flooding.

Tuesday, 23rd January 2018, 10:53 am
Updated Friday, 26th January 2018, 3:18 pm
Environment Agency community engagement officer Taryn Al-Mashgari.

From February, the Environment Agency will release the Flood Friday films on the first Friday of every month throughout the year.

The films will focus on what residents and businesses can do to Prepare, Act, Survive in the event of flooding.

They have been created by the agency’s Flood Resilience Team community engagement officers.

The short films focus on different aspects of flooding, including how to stay safe in a flood, how to check if you are at risk of flooding, what surface water flooding is, and who to report flooding issues to.

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The first film focuses on how to check your flood risk. It is already available on the Environment Agency’s Youtube channel and will be shared through social media.

Community engagement officer Taryn Al-Mashgari said: “These videos will be short and informative and include links to websites and organisations we work closely with to ensure communities have reliable information to help them understand, prepare for and recover from flooding.

“From our work with communities, we know how devastating it is to be flooded and the impact it has on lives and livelihoods so we’re working hard to raise awareness of how to plan for such events.”

As well as being shared on the Environment Agency’s Twitter and Youtube channels, they will be available on local authority websites and social media, and shared with other partners, including the social housing, community and voluntary sector.