Floods

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 12th February 2014.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Labour, Vale of Clwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department has taken to introduce a public information campaign for use by the media and local authorities to give a definitive set of flood prevention and mitigation advice for householders and businesses; and when such advice was last updated.

Photo of Dan Rogerson Dan Rogerson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Information about flood risk management is available on the Environment Agency website. The Environment Agency also runs a national awareness raising campaign each year.

DEFRA is currently funding a two-year Flood Resilience Community Pathfinder Scheme. The purpose of this scheme is to assist communities who are trialling simple and effective ways to minimise their flood risk, improve levels of preparedness and build confidence and increased peace of mind among those at risk.

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