Hull urged to sign up to flood alerts

Published: Friday 6th November 2015 by The News Editor

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Residents and businesses in Hull are being urged to check their flood risk ahead of the winter months.

Large parts of the city are yet to sign up to the Environment Agency’s free Floodline Warnings Direct service, which provides flood risk information and sends out flood warnings via phone, text or email.

Other parts of Yorkshire, such as areas in Doncaster and Leeds, also have low sign ups despite the devastating impact that flooding can have.

Launching its annual awareness-raising campaign, which will run until November 13, the Environment Agency is encouraging more people to sign up to access flood risk information before the wet weather sets in.

One in six properties are at risk of flooding in the UK, meaning thousands of lives are potentially in danger.

Jon Knight, the agency’s Flood Resilience Team Leader for North and East Yorkshire, says it is essential that people understand the risks that flooding poses to property and personal safety.

He wants residents and businesses to act before it is too late.

Flood schemes have protected an extra 177,000 properties nationwide in the last four years, yet more still needs to be done. A total of £2.3 billion will be spent over the next six years to reduce flood risk to another 300,000 properties.

Copyright Press Association 2015

Published: Friday 6th November 2015 by The News Editor

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  • Alan Giblin

    Just make sure the environment agency tells Yorkshire Water and gets them to check and turn on the pumps. Even if the rain is as heavy as the 2007 floods and we do flood, with those pumps working we won’t still be sat in flood water three days later even though it never rained after the initial flooding. How much more damage was caused by that?

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