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Flood preparedness webinar to be hosted by council

01 December 2022

A virtual webinar to provide advice and support to community flood groups and anyone interested in flooding is being run by Cambridgeshire County Council.

The Flood Preparedness Webinar will be held on Wednesday, 14 December at 6pm, and speakers will also give advice on how to prepare for periods of heavy rainfall.

Among those taking part in the webinar will be Communities Prepared, which will discuss what people can do as a community to prepare for flooding, Mary Long-Dhonau, who will highlight property flood resilience measures, and Whittlesey and Fenland councillor Dee Laws who will talk about the Delph Flood Warden Group, including what they have done to prepare for future flood events.”

Cambridgeshire County Council’s Flood Risk Team works hard with partners, stakeholders and residents throughout the year to try to reduce flooding, raise awareness of its implications, and give practical information on how to respond to it when it occurs.

These include regular flood awareness and education events, while our website hosts resources for those who want to find out more.

Funding has also been provided to community flood groups to help protect vulnerable properties from flooding, while earlier this year the council approved a new Flood Risk Management Strategy which will see us, alongside partner organisations, identify and deliver projects to address flooding and flood risk.

Cllr Nick Gay, vice-chair of the Environment and Green Investment Committee which approved the strategy, said: “As a council we know how devastating flooding can be, which is why we make huge efforts to try and prevent it from occurring and respond quickly to any enquiries we receive.

“We know many people are worried about how their properties will cope during periods of heavy rainfall, and I would urge anyone seeking further information on what they can do to protect themselves, as well as what support they can expect from us, to join us for this webinar.”

To sign up for the webinar, visit:

Further information can be found on the council’s website at:

Residents can check their flood risk by using the online flood maps to check whether they’re at risk of flooding at