Dorset Council Warns of Groundwater Flooding Over Winter

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By NewsPipe | Wednesday, November 07, 2012, 13:19

Both Dorset County Council and the Environment Agency are warning about groundwater flooding overwinter as the earth is already saturated from the terrible summer and aquifers are already full.

It is estimated that over 5 million residents and businesses are at risk from flooding.  We can no longer see flooding as a freak event and unwelcome occasional visitor - Flooding is here to stay and we need to look forward to how we can adapt.

The Environment Agency offer a free flood warning service called

Floodline Warnings Direct You can sign up online, and choose to receive warnings via phone, text message, email or even fax.

The Environment Agency website explains Flood Warning Codes, helps you find out if your area is at risk, how to prepare your property for flooding and make a flood plan, who to contact for help and finally what you should do if you are unlucky enough to have been flooded.



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