Flood Action Week: Households urged to prepare for flooding

The Environment Agency - a partner in Somerset Rivers Authority - is urging people who live in areas at risk of flooding to prepare now, and take proper actions to protect their home, possessions and family. There are ongoing drought conditions in Somerset and neighbouring counties, but a key message of this year's annual Flood Action Week event (7 to 13 November 2022) is: do not be lulled into a false sense of security.
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Enlarged rivers to safeguard Somerset Levels

Two rivers are being made bigger this autumn to help reduce flood risks across 150 square miles of the Somerset Levels and Moors. The River Sowy-King’s Sedgemoor Drain Enhancements Scheme (Phase One) is being delivered for Somerset Rivers Authority by the Environment Agency. The scheme is being partly funded by Growth Deal money from the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership, as part of a wide-ranging programme of works spread over several years costing £7.2 million.
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