[ Excerpt from Calderdale News – FULL STORY ]
Spearheaded by five local Lead Flood Authorities across the region, the West Yorkshire Flood Innovation Programme (FLIP) has just been achieved a successful bid for £160k local levy funding from the Yorkshire Regional Flood and Coastal Committee to get it off the ground.
Learning from the programme will be shared across organisations to help others deliver similar projects successfully across the region, nationally and internationally.
The national Flood Action Campaign ‘Prepare. Act. Survive’ led by the Environment Agency kicks off with flood action week Monday 22 – Sunday 28 November.
It aims to raise awareness amongst property owners of the importance of preparing for and knowing what to do in a flood as this helps to significantly reduce the damages to homes and businesses and reduces risk to life. The ‘Prepare. Act. Survive.’ flood plan can help people to take precautions and reduce the likelihood of suffering from mental health impacts of flooding in the future.
In England there are over 5 million homes and businesses at risk of flooding. The average cost of flooding to a home is around £30,000.
You can read more about the plan in the press release here.