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Flood Control

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 8th April 2010.

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Photo of Bob Spink Bob Spink Independent, Castle Point

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) homes and (b) businesses are registered to receive warning messages from the Environment Agency's Floodline Warnings Direct; and how many properties have received such warnings since the Floodline was established.

Photo of Huw Irranca-Davies Huw Irranca-Davies Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Marine and Natural Environment)

There are 950,000 properties registered to receive warnings from the Environment Agency's Floodline Warnings Direct (FWD) service. Around 840,000 of these are homes and about 110,000 are businesses.

As of 31 March 2010, almost 150,000 properties have received warnings since FWD was established on 25 January 2006.

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