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People in the Leeman Road and Water End area of York will be asked to recount their experience of flooding near their homes and businesses as part of plans to build improved flood defences

The Environment Agency has completed works near Boston, Lincolnshire, to reduce the risk of flooding to more than 500 properties

Environment Agency plans to start work next week on the flood defence scheme designed to protect the back beach and town centre areas of Teignmouth.

 

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The Environment Agency today announced grants of £1.3 million for 37 communities in England at risk of flooding.The money will be used to help 500 households in areas at the highest risk of flooding to install products to protect their property, such as flood barriers and airbrick covers

 

David Rooke, who has over 30 years experience in flood and coastal risk management, has been announced as the Environment Agency’s new Director of Flood and Coastal Risk Management

 

As Cornwall marks the one year anniversary of the devastating floods that hit the county last November, work is well underway to help reduce flood risk to properties in the affected communities through partnership working

 

England and Wales are now better prepared than ever to respond to major flooding, says an independent report published today.

 

The National Audit Office reports today that giving greater responsibility and discretion to local authorities to identify flood risk and target investment raises significant challenges, especially during a time of budget cuts and other newly devolved responsibilities

 

A new support network for those affected by and at risk of flooding has been created on Facebook.Flood Group UK is a new page to help communities at risk of flooding to support each other. The group is being launched today by government organisations and flood forums from across the UK

 

Environment Agency specialists have finished new mapping to give a detailed picture of the risk of flooding to Pocklington residents

 

The Mayor should use his leadership to press forward action to address the serious risk of flood damage and potential loss of life London faces if there is severe rainfall, a new report from the London Assembly says today (July 22nd)

 

Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman met with insurance providers, community groups and other partners yesterday for further discussions on managing flood risks and ensuring flood insurance remains widely available in England once the current “Statement of Principles” agreement runs out in 2013 (July 21st)

 

More flood and coastal erosion defence projects across England will receive government money each year under a new funding system announced today (May 23rd)

 
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