|Flood wardens from Moorland and Fordgate have been the first in Somerset to receive flood warden training. The Environment Agency and the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue service delivered training modules on 'understanding flood risk', 'role profiles', 'emergency response' and 'risk awareness' that were developed by the Cornwall Community Flood Forum.
The Cornwall Community Flood Forum has developed the Community Resilience Toolkit, which supports communities to prepare, respond and recover from flood events. The toolkit has been developed with support from communities, volunteers, businesses, the Environment Agency and the Fire Service. The purpose of the guidance series is to help volunteers to act safely while providing the best level of support to their community during an emergency, such as flooding.
We will be continuing to deliver this training to communities across Somerset over the next 2 months. Some of the communities attending include Burrowbridge, Oath, Aller, Williton, Roadwater and Porlock.
We are continuing to work with Somerset County Council assisting the communities across the Somerset Levels & Moors to develop flood plans. The plans set out the course of action for the flood wardens before, during and after a flood.