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Dorset at Higher Risk of Flooding After Wet Summer

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8:04am 2nd November 2012

We're being earned to prepare ourselves from flooding this winter.

The advice comes from Dorset County Council and the Environment Agency.

Prolonged rainfall during the winter months can lead to ground water flooding.

Dorset County Council's now received funding from DEFRA to carry out a study to look at the flooding in Winterbourne in July.

The study will see if there are options to help lessen flood damage should we see similar rainfall and ground water conditions again.

The Environment Agency provides a free flood alert service for flooding from groundwater. This allows people to receive information by phone, email and text when there is a possibility of groundwater flooding in a specific area.  

Guy Parker, from the Environment Agency, said: 'We are constantly reviewing and looking for ways to warn people about the risk of flooding from groundwater. We also review how to improve our flood warning service to ensure that we can offer the best possible advice to the public. The heavy rain in the summer caused groundwater flooding for people living in Dorset and Wiltshire and with the possibility of more rain over the winter months, we would like people to be aware of the risk of groundwater flooding and what they can do to protect their homes.'
 
Following the July flooding, the Environment Agency has been able to take the location of the households affected to create a targeted flood warning area for groundwater floods on the south Winterbourne. Flood warnings will be issued when groundwater flooding to property can be expected so home owners can take action to protect themselves and their properties.    
 
To sign-up to the free flood warning service click here or call the 24-hour Floodline on 0845 988 1188.

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