Flood Awareness Event for residents in Edmonton

Legs in puddle of water

Residents in Edmonton are invited to attend a Flood Awareness event to learn about flood risk in Edmonton, the potential impacts and how to best protect, prepare and recover from flood incidents.

With over 7,000 properties at risk, Edmonton Green and Lower Edmonton have the highest exposure to flooding in Enfield.

In October 2000, the Montagu Road experienced severe flooding, affecting 200 local properties. The area has not experienced extreme rainfall since then. However, an analysis from Enfield Council and the Environment Agency, shows the area is still subject to the risk of flooding, in part due to climate change.

The drop-in event on 29 June aims to improve Edmonton’s community flood resilience through sessions led by experts and supported by the Environment Agency. From understanding how to minimise flood damage to creating a flood plan and kit for the home, residents will be able to access valuable tools and meet the team who will offer guidance.

The sessions will be held in community rooms at Edmonton Green Library on 29 June, from 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Culture and Public Spaces, Cllr Chinelo Anyanwu, said: “Alongside our work to introduce new wetlands and urban drainage schemes to help avoid flooding, the Council aims to inform, educate and build the understanding of flood risk among local people. One of the ways we hope to achieve this is through the participation of residents in Edmonton – a high flood-risk area. With our trained experts circulating the information during the sessions, we will be able to take the first step to becoming flood resilient together, should an emergency situation arise.”

Enfield Council is committed to working towards the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy to manage local flood risk in a more coordinated way and reduce the impact of flooding across the borough.

Urban areas are increasingly prone to surface water flooding, and this is being exacerbated by climate change. To read more about how Enfield Council is committed to its climate action objectives and how we are meeting the challenges of climate change, visit enfield.gov.uk/climateaction.

To register your interest, contact flooding@enfield.gov.uk. For more information visit https://www.enfield.gov.uk/consultations/flood-awareness-drop-in-session.

Flooding of Montagu Road in 2000

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