New resource to raise awareness of flood risk in the North WestA new website, www.floodready.co.uk, has been launched to raise awareness of flood risk in the North West.
Flooding is a serious problem in the UK with 1 in 6 properties at risk of flooding. The impacts of flooding can be devastating. Floods can keep people out of their homes for at least 6 months and it can cost around £20,000 to make a home habitable again.
The website has been funded by the North West Regional Flooding and Coastal Committee and developed by Sefton Council and the Southport Eco Centre, with support from the Environment Agency.
The online resource features interactive animations, case studies from all over the North West Region and a wealth of supporting activities and resources that will enable everyone to “Be Flood Ready” and become more resilient to future flooding events. The case studies not only feature flooding events, but highlight good examples of community engagement and flood risk management schemes.