Pop-up campsites to check their flood risk say Environment Agency 27 July

Pop-up campsites need to check their flood risk say Environment Agency

Farmers and landowners setting up temporary campsites for the summer holidays are being urged to have a flood plan in place to keep campers safe.

Flooding can happen very quickly bringing a significant risk to life and campsites can be particularly vulnerable. Taking steps to prepare for flooding, and knowing what to do in a flood, can significantly reduce risk to life. It can also reduce damages to a business.

The Environment Agency is advising all campsite owners to:

Ben Thornely, Environment Agency Area Flood Risk Manager for Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire said:

We urge all campsite owners to be aware of their responsibilities and to check their flood risk, owners should consider flood risk as seriously as fire risk.

Flash floods can happen at any time of year. In some areas, some of the most severe flooding has happened during the summer months.

Last August (2020) Storm Ellen and then Storm Francis both hit in the summer holiday season bringing heavy rain.

Owners can find more information on how to prepare for flooding, what to do during and after a flood and how to prepare a site flood plan.

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