Online aid for flood risk areas

PEOPLE at risk of flooding are being urged to visit a new interactive online portal which has been launched by The Flood Protection Association (FPA).

The website is a resource for individuals and businesses looking for a single source of flood-related information, latest flood warnings and a special helpline.

It includes information about types of flooding and how to assess flood risk, as well as details of accredited suppliers of flood protection products, who all comply with the association’s code of practice.

FPA Chair Mary Dhonau said: “Our website aims to help homes and businesses be flood resilient by providing a hub of much needed information on how to prevent or reduce damage caused by flooding.

“It is vital that people are aware of the risks and are properly prepared.”

Contact details for the organisation are also on the website – www.thefpa.org.uk