Help for flood victims

Staff from the Environment Agency are holding drop-in sessions this week for those affected by the recent floods.

The agency is working with the National Flood Forum and partner organisations.

Sessions are being held on Wednesday at Todmorden Market Place (the paved area between the Methodist Church and the Rose Tree Garden); on Thursday at Hebden Bridge Visitor Centre car park and on Friday at St Michael’s Church car park, Mytholmroyd.

All drop-in sessions will be held between noon and 7pm.

Representatives from Calderdale Council, Yorkshire Water, West Yorkshire Police, and West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue service will also be at the sessions.

The National Flood Forum will have its recovery trailer for the drop-ins, and staff from all key organisations will be on hand to answer people’s questions, and gather further information about how the flooding affected specific areas.

Area flood resilience team leader Jonathan Moxon said: “We would urge anyone who was recently flooded or are worried about flooding to visit the team in Calderdale this week.

“There will also be information on how people can help protect themselves in the future. We can never prevent flooding altogether but there are steps that people can take to protect their property and families.”

Residents are urged to find out whether they are at risk of flooding by calling Floodline on 0845 988 1188 or by visiting our website at www.environment-agency.gov.uk/flood