Residents who live in areas that are prone to flooding can now sign up for a new Solihull-based flood alert system.
They can also download a series of informative leaflets to help understand the roles and responsibilities of different organisations and how to prepare for a flood and minimise damage.
Both the flood alert system and the leaflets have been developed using Council funding following the flooding that took place in June 2021. Prior to that, live watercourse cameras and level sensors were installed at key locations after the flooding in 2018. Together, the alert system, leaflets, cameras and sensors will all help to improve awareness and understanding of floods.
Cllr Ken Hawkins, Solihull Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Infrastructure, said:
Members of the Dorridge District Residents Association (DDRA) have been keen to work collaboratively with the Council to develop resources for their members.
Chair of the DDRA, Jeanine Plain-Jones, explained:
The automated flooding alert system can be accessed via Twitter:
The five flood leaflets are available to download from Solihull Council’s website and cover the following issues –
- A Brief Guide to Flooding
- Organisation Roles and Responsibilities
- Riparian Ownership – What do you need to do?
- Preparing a Flood Plan
- Signing up for Flood Warnings
Image: Cllr Ken Hawkins with Mandy Tuckley and Jeanine Plain-Jones from Dorridge District Residents Association