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Task Force To Help With Flood Protection In Dorset

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10:15am 11th January 2014

A multi-agency taskforce is helping prepare local residents protect their homes from groundwater flooding in Dorset.

A number of areas and smaller villages were badly hit after a week of storms the past week.

Dorset County Council is leading the operation that will ensure highways, streams and drainage systems are clear of debris to allow flood water to flow.

The area's most at risk from this type of flooding include Winterbourne Abbas, Milborne St Andrew, Sixpenny Handley, Cranborne Chase and parts of North Dorset.

Cllr Hilary Cox, the county council's Cabinet member for environment, said:

"The management of flood risk involves the whole community. Agencies will be working to ensure that obstructions to the highways, streams and other drainage systems are removed. These systems are already at a high capacity so they will continue to be monitored and steps will be taken to relieve them if needed.

"Local residents can help by ensuring their properties are protected, that any culverts or drainage ditches are clear. People and their possessions should be moved to a safe or higher location."



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