Free advice to mark tenth anniversary of the Great Rotherham Flood

By Michael Upton | 22/06/2017

Free advice to mark tenth anniversary of the Great Rotherham Flood
Orgreave Road roundabout/the former Plough Pub, Catcliffe

ENVIRONMENT experts will mark the tenth anniversary of the great Rotherham floods next week by offering flood advice in the town centre.

The Environment Agency will have a stand at the town’s market from 11am to 1pm on Tuesday to give tips on reducing flood risk and how to be better prepared.

A spokesman said: “We have come a long way since 2007, however we cannot prevent flooding happening altogether, so this is an opportunity to access advice and information about simple steps you can take to be prepared, including registering for our free flood warning service.”

Across South Yorkshire, the Environment Agency has invested £28.5 million in flood defences since 2010, better protecting around 1,400 homes.

The agency also plans to invest £30 million in flood defences across the county over the next four years to better protect around 4,600 homes.

Rotherham-based planned works include spending £1.6 million to protect 516 Catcliffe homes.

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