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Flood map updated for Leighton

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The Environment Agency has updated its flood map for homes and businesses at risk of flooding from the Clipstone Brook in Leighton.

Residents and businesses can check to see if they are at risk of flooding by visiting www.environment-agency.gov.uk.

The agency looked at historic and recent flooding statistics, as well as information provided by local residents, to ensure that the new flood map was more accurate.

Claire Jouvray, from the Environment Agency, said: “Being prepared for flooding could save your life and your property, and it’s just as important for businesses too.”

“By updating our Flood Maps in this area we can make sure that the alerts and warnings we issue get to the right people at the right time – giving people vital time to get prepared for flooding.”

The Environment Agency constantly reviews and improves its flood maps and free flood warning service to ensure that it offers the best service to the public.

There are simple steps you can take to help protect you, your family and home from flooding.

• Find out if you are at risk from flooding – www.environment-agency.gov.uk/floodrisk

• Check if free flood warnings are available for your area – www.environment-agency.gov.uk/fwd

• Prepare a personal flood plan – www.environment-agency.gov.uk/floodplan

 

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