Surveying is taking place as part of the project to tackle surface water issues in the Morpeth area.
Northumberland County Council, which is working on the scheme in partnership with Northumbrian Water and the Environment Agency, is examining the most vulnerable homes within the six identified areas to provide property protection measures.
In addition, further works are presently being designed for implementation over the summer into January 2018.
The areas included in the project are Mitford Road, Copper Chare, Low Stanners, Middle Greens, High Stanners and Morpeth Common.
The works will include traditional highway drainage, new green infrastructure, resilience measures and individual property protection and they are expected to be completed by February 2018.
This project follows the building of the Morpeth Flood Alleviation Scheme, which includes a major upstream storage area and dam on the Mitford Estate and new defence walls, embankments and gates in the town centre.