Northampton residents can minimise risk of flooding with new toolkit

Flooded rugby and cricket pitch at The Old Scouts Ground, Rushmere Road, Northampton. ENGNNL00120130704161713
Flooded rugby and cricket pitch at The Old Scouts Ground, Rushmere Road, Northampton. ENGNNL00120130704161713

A new online toolkit has been designed to help Northampton residents minimise the risk of flooding.

A new website has been developed by Northamptonshire County Council to provide a central point of information on a wide range of flooding issues, including flood-risk maps, funding available and interactive guides.

The toolkit aims to answer the most fundamental and frequently asked flood related questions through a number of interactive elements and easily accessible downloadable guides.

The aim is so people have the information required to help themselves as much as possible.

Cllr Michael Clarke, county council cabinet member for transport, highways and environment, said: “This is an excellent website which is very easy to use and provides clear, accessible advice on all sorts of flooding related issues.

“What we’ve found is that communities are often best set to help themselves as they have an in-depth knowledge of their areas.

“However we can help by gathering all of the important information and centralising it so it can be used easily – with people selecting what they need.”

The Flood Toolkit allows people to:

*Find out if they are at risk of flooding using the interactive Flood Risk Map.

*Discover who is responsible for flooding outside homes or on the roads and how to contact them.

*Learn how to protect property from flood water through engaging images.

*Locate funding sources for flood related projects using the Funding Mechanism Tool.

*See how much rain has fallen in local areas through the Rain Gauge Widget.

*Educate children through the Flood Aware Schools Pack.

The Flood Toolkit was launched last week and can be accessed through the following link here Flood tool kit