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Title: Kent flood warden handbook
Author: Environment Agency Southern Region
Document Type: Monograph
During a flood event the authorities welcome the support they receive from the communities involved. Every community can do a great deal to help itself. One way of giving local support is by the use of the Flood Wardens. Flood wardens are unpaid volunteers. They aim to help and protect others in their community as well as themselves. The wardens know their local area and the people who live there and act as a contact between the Environment Agency and their neighbours. They pass on flood warnings, flood information, literature and are enthusiastic about helping to protect their neighbours and their community. The wardens can help promote awareness of flood risk in their local community, encourage their neighbours to make preparations for flood events and can offer help to vulnerable neighbours, as long as this can be carried out without creating further risk to the wardens or their families. Wardens act as a contact between their neighbours and the Environment Agency. They decide which properties they will notify in the event of the Agency issuing a flood warning. The maximum recommended number of properties for a flood warden group is ten. However if the properties are spread out over a large area the Agency would then suggest a maximum of five properties. It is important that wardens have time to protect their own properties as well as warning others. Flood wardens will not be expected to have specialist expertise. They should be good communicators, reasonably fit and living in or close to a flood risk area.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2004
Publication Place: West Mailing
Subject Keywords: Flood controlEnvironment AgencyDisaster preparedness
Geographic Keywords: Kent (county)
Extent: n.p. [11]
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