Kent communities seek volunteer flood wardens

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Kent has experienced repeated flood incidents both historically and recently. Flooding can devastate properties and people’s livelihoods. Flood wardens can help areas at most risk of flooding to prepare for these events.

As a flood warden you would have a key role in helping to develop a Community Flood Plan for your area, as well as playing a crucial part in putting that plan into action in the event of flooding.

During and after a flood, when emergency services and local authorities are focused on helping those most in need, flood wardens become a vital link between those responding and their community.

Jenny Newham, Environment Agency Flood Resilience Advisor, says:

Flooding can devastate lives and communities. You can help your local community prepare for flooding by volunteering as a flood warden.

If you feel you can help, we are offering free virtual training. It takes 2 hours to complete and we will provide you with a comprehensive handbook and resources to carry out the role.

You’ll also have great support from colleagues when you join our volunteer team of flood wardens.

There is free virtual training on Wednesday 24 February, 7pm – 9pm.

Training is free of charge and will delivered on Zoom. It is accessible on smartphone, tablet or computer. Full guidance will be provided.

  • To register for training as a volunteer to support your community, go to the Try Booking website and search for Kent Flood Warden Training.
  • For more information on being a flood warden, visit Kent Prepared website.

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