Flood Warden recruitment opportunity

Submitted on 30 June 2021 by Carrianne Houghton

It is recommended that every parish should have at least 2-3 wardens, not just those who have a large river, brook or watercourse running through their area.
During Storm Dennis and Ciara, Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland saw large amounts of flooding including areas that are not normally affected. This was due to the saturated ground, heavy rain deposits and limited dry spells.
To find out what areas are at risk within your parish we recommend you visit the environ-ment agency Flood maps for surface water and river flooding. See link below
In partnership with the Environment Agency, your local authorities are running three (3) training sessions for anyone wishing to learn more about becoming a Community Flood Warden. See further details below
• 18:00—20:00, 8th September, Virtual MS Teams
• 18:00—20:00, 16th September, Coalville, NW Leics (First Come First Served, limited capacity)
• 18:00—20:00, 22nd September, Virtual MS Teams
To reserve your space please contact our office on
emergency.management@leics.gov.uk or 0116 30 56101.
What is a Community Flood Warden?
Tasks you might be asked to do:
Monitor local conditions
Distribute flood related information to residents and raise awareness of the local community of the flood risk.
Encourage residents to sign up to the Environment Agency Flood Warning System
Sign post residents to responsible authorities
Raise assistance requirements to responsible authorities on behalf of the local community
Report number of flooded properties to responsible authorities
Gather information on the current conditions and report to responsible authorities
Community Flood Wardens should never place themselves in a position where their own personal safety is at risk, including:
• entering any flood water
• clearing of blocked drains, gullies, ditches or watercourses.
• attempting any rescue operations

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