Presentation on theme: "Flood Risk Management Helping us help you Gordon Trapmore - Flood & Coastal Risk Manager Devon & Cornwall Kevin Barnes - Flood Resilience Team Leader."— Presentation transcript:
6Impacts of climate change Over 2.5 million properties in England and Wales are at risk from flooding from rivers and the sea.We expect flood risk to increase as climate change influences rainfall patterns.We expect significantly more rain to fall in winter and more of it to fall in short, heavy bursts. Heavier downpours are also likely in the summer.
7Sea level rise will increase coastal flooding. Increased flooding and coastal erosion will affect people, properties, infrastructure and the environment.
8Adapting to climate change requires innovation and flexibility. This may include considering alternative options to flood defence schemes.
9Surface water flooding Besides flooding from rivers and the sea...Surface water floodingFlash floods
10What is flash flooding?Caused by intense rainfall. Have the potential to be very destructive.Key features:Happens quicklyFast deep flowing waterOften associated with debrisNationally consistent study to identify catchments at risk of flash floodingProject team set up to work with communities at risk.
14Flood ManagementBuild and maintain defencesRestrict developmentForecast and warnMap flood riskPromote awarenessWork with emergency respondersWork with communitiesForecast and warn – Met office severe weather alerts, our flood warning codesMap flood outlines – flood map available on our website to see if you are at riskWork with emergency responders – Multi Agency Flood Plans, and High Risk Community Flood Plans
15Through flood risk management, we can reduce the probability of flooding from rivers and the sea through the management of land, river systems, and flood and coastal defences.We also work to reduce the damage floods can do through effective land use planning, flood warning and emergency responses.
18Preparing with others Category 1 & 2 responders Local Resilience Forum Multi Agency Flood PlansCategory 1 & 2respondersLocal Resilience ForumHigh Risk Community Flood PlansLead Local Flood AuthoritiesCornwall CouncilLocal Community Flood PlansCommunity RepresentativesParish Councils
19WarningFlood Forecasting Centre – partnership between the Met Office & the Environment Agency.The Flood Guidance Statement.Provides information for Category 1and 2 responders to help with theiremergency planning.It presents an overview of the flood risk for England and Wales across five days and identifies possible severe weather, which could cause flooding.
20Flood Warning Service Floodline Warnings Direct Floodline 0845 9881188 Stay alertStay vigilantEarly precautionsFlooding expectedTake actionProtect yourselves & your propertySignificant risk to lifeSignificant disruption to communitiesProtect yourselves
21Prime Minister’s challenge after November 2010 Cornwall floods:share more information with thepublic.Pilot early flood warning system with two communities: St Blazey and Mevagissey.Communities themselves make informed decisions on potential flood risk.
22working with communities Flood awareness andworking with communities
23Flood awareness Find out if your property is at flood risk. FloodlineAcknowledge it!Take steps to manage your flood risk.
24How we can help What to do before, during and after a flood. Three day flood risk forecast and rivers and sea levels online.Your responsibilities if you live next to a river.
25Talk to you and your communities about your flood risk. Provide guidance and support to develop flood plans and flood groups.
26Community Flood PlansIt provides practical advice and information about what to do if it floods.Clarifies roles and responsibilities during a flood.
27Other resources Met Office. National Flood Forum. FloodGroup UK. Know Your Flood Risk.
28Summary Flood risk and how we manage it. Preparing for it and how we warn.How we can work together to minimise flood risk.