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NRW raising flood awareness in Bridgend

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) will be going door to door in Bridgend next week to provide practical advice and information to the public on how they can prepare, respond and recover to reduce the impacts of a flood.

Bridgend is located near the River Ogmore and currently has over 852 properties at risk of flooding.

The event will take place on 24, 25 and 26 April with NRW staff visiting over 300 properties that have yet to sign up to the free flood warning service.

During these visits staff will talk to residents about community and business flood plans and the importance of checking that your insurance will cover you for flooding.

They will also be promoting the benefits of signing up to receive flood warnings which can be received via text email or over the phone.

Ffion Edwards, Flood Incident Management Advisor for NRW, said:

“Flooding can have a devastating impact, causing many thousands of pounds worth of damage, and untold emotional distress.

“Community flood plans are an excellent opportunity for people to work with each other to build community resilience and can act as a springboard for other beneficial community activities.

“This is one of many engagement days we have planned around Wales and we’re hoping more and more people will see the benefits of signing up to our flood warning system.”

To register for flood warnings, check flood maps or for more information, please visit: www.naturalresources.wales/flooding

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