VOTE: Felpham youngsters help raise flooding awareness

Some of the youngsters from Felpham helping to raise awareness of flooding.

Some of the youngsters from Felpham helping to raise awareness of flooding.

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YOUNGSTERS in Felpham are helping to raise awareness of flooding.

As part of a four-week campaign by the Environment Agency pupils from Bishop Tuffnell Junior School, in Pennyfields, are among those raising public awareness following the wide-spread flooding which affected the area in June.

Andrew Gilham, flood and coastal risk manager at the Environment Agency, said: “By working closely with local and well-trusted organisations in Sussex, such as the police and fire and rescue service, we are able to communicate more effectively with homeowners at risk of flooding.

“We are committed to strengthening our partnerships in order to ensure that the wider public are fully informed about their flood risk and what they can do to minimise damage to their properties.”

With one in six properties across the country at risk of flooding, the campaign hopes to educate people on how to find out if homes or businesses are in a flood risk area, how to minimise potential damage to properties and what the Environment Agency, working in partnership with others, is doing to reduce the threat of inland and coastal flooding.

Each week of the campaign, which started on October 15, has a distinct theme and a flood protection exhibition will take place in The Regis Centre from 2pm until 6pm on November 7.

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