A nice day for a disaster...

Multi-agency task force meets at Morpeth to view a flood exercise demonstration.'REF 1906130335
Multi-agency task force meets at Morpeth to view a flood exercise demonstration.'REF 1906130335

EMERGENCY crews were out in force in Morpeth to put flood action plans to the test.

Various agencies took part in the full-scale exercise, as well as the Morpeth Flood Action Group and local volunteers.

People were able to find out more about amendments to Northumberland County Council’s action plan and see how it would work in the event of a flood.

Council Corporate Director of Local Services Barry Rowland said: “The exercise went very well and the county council and Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service have learned a lot from the interaction with all of those who attended on Wednesday evening.

“We were pleased that the Morpeth Flood Action Group, volunteers and representatives from partner organisations, including the police, the Environment Agency, the health service and town council, as well as people from the local area, were able to take part.

“The event was designed to give everyone an update about the arrangements that we have in place following improvements made to the county council’s flood action plan earlier this year.

“Throughout the summer, the council and partner organisations will be working on the development of the community agreement and we will be looking to test the plans again in the autumn, building on what we have learned.”