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Title: A guide for voluntary flood wardens on how to set up a flood warden scheme
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
Individuals and communities have roles to play and responsibilities for looking after themselves, their families and their own properties during flood incidents. Flood Wardens during flooding incidents can be very effective in helping meet these roles and responsibilities, adding substantial value to the support role of the flood warning service. Voluntary Flood Warden schemes have operated successfully in parts of England and Wales for many years. Similarly, the police have had much success encouraging the setting up of “Neighbourhood Watch” schemes. Local communities can benefit from both schemes as they involve local people in protecting themselves. These guidance notes are to help Voluntary Flood Wardens set up a scheme in their area and suggest how it can be set up, operated, administered and supported. It highlights the advantages of such schemes and shows how they can be of most benefit to flood risk communities and how they can link to the services provided by the Environment Agency and Civil Protection Unit.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2002
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: FloodingFlood defence structuresVolunteer organisationsVolunteeringEnvironment Agency
Geographic Keywords: Lincolnshire
Extent: 23
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