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How you can prepare for flooding

If flooding occurs the council has obligations to maintain the highways and provide certain services. The council does not have a duty to provide flood protection for residents or businesses – this is the responsibility of you, the homeowner, the landlord, or the business owner. However, where we can, council staff will try to help by providing sandbags to residents. Please be aware that we cannot guarantee the delivery of sandbags as we may be involved in making higher priority flood defences elsewhere. Also, it is important to remember that sandbags do not necessarily offer the best protection for homes; for the best protection to be obtained they must be carefully laid beforehand and often, there is too little time to do this effectively.  Your responsibilities:

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