It’s impossible to completely flood-proof your home but there are lots of things you can do to reduce flood damage and protect your property. If you’re concerned about the risk of flooding visit us for advice at one of our flood roadshows which is touring the district next week.
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Members of our Emergency Planning and Land Drainage teams will offer free advice to residents and businesses at our flooding roadshows so they can be better prepared should the worst happen.
The team will be visiting areas of the district which are a known flood risk. They will be selling empty sandbags and demonstrating various products and techniques for coping with flood water.
These events are a run up to the national Get Ready for Winter week in November.
Visit our display between 10am and 2pm at the following locations
- Monday 24 October 2016 – Nazeing – St Giles Church car park
- Tuesday 25 October 2016 – Waltham Abbey – Waltham Abbey Market
- Wednesday 26 October 2016 – Ongar – Ongar Market
- Thursday 27 October 2016 – Loughton – Traps Hill car park
- Friday 28 October 2016 – Abridge – Abridge Village Hall
Protect yourself against flooding
Leisure and Community Services Portfolio Holder Councillor Helen Kane said: “I would encourage anyone affected by flooding to come along and talk to us. Check to see if your home or business is in an area that could flood in the future. If it is, get signed up to Floodline for free flood warnings direct from the Environment Agency.”
“Our team can advise you on how to protect yourself from flooding using flood barriers, sandbags, air brick protectors, or even a simple pillow case. Make sure you take the necessary steps to protect yourself against flooding.”