Speak up to shape flood management

Flood victims in Northumberland could help to shape future incident management plans.

Northumberland County Council has invited residents to share their experiences of flooding to inform its Local Flood Risk Management Strategy.

People have been asked to share information such as whether they have been flooded before, what happened during the incident and what caused the deluge.

The strategy is in the early stages of development and will formalise an integrated approach to flood risk management in the county.

It will set out local objectives and measures, with short, medium and long-term actions in an approach to help the council to manage risk in a way that delivers the greatest benefit to residents, businesses and the environment.

Consultation runs until Sunday, August 31 and is open to residents, businesses and other local organisations with an interest in flooding.

For more information about the consultation, or to take part in the initiative, visit http://bit.ly/floodconsult