Be prepared for the unexpected is the stark warning from volunteer flood wardens in Calderdale.
Katie Kimber is one of two Environment Agency flood wardens in a newly formed group set up to help protect residents and businesses in Luddenden Foot and they are looking to recruit more this Autumn.
The sun might be shining and the threat of flooding may be at the back of your mind but there’s never a better time to prepare than NOW, preparation is the key and can help you feel in control when the chaos of flooding rears it’s ugly head.
Prepare a flood plan, if you have been flooded before you will know how quickly waters can rise and panic sets in. Having a plan gives you focus and allows you to prioritise. Put your flood plan and any other important documents out of flood risk. You should include the following in your plan: