People across Somerset are being offered free interactive online training between Tuesday 20 October and Thursday 22 October to help communities prepare for what could be a challenging winter. Subjects covered include recovering from crises, dealing with flooding and snow, and co-ordinating community volunteers. New short local films will also be shown.
A free day of talks and workshops to help people across Somerset prepare for emergencies is being held on Thursday 24 October in North Petherton near Bridgwater. Places can be booked now.
A grant from Somerset Rivers Authority has helped to buy an automatic sandbagging machine for the Somerset branch of the Rapid Relief Team. Rapid Relief Team members previously used shovels for the back-breaking job of filling thousands of sandbags to protect people and properties.
Somerset Rivers Authority has funded a community equipment store in Dunster. Its kit will help Dunster's new Flood Group fight flooding.