Communities Prepared Lowestoft: Flood Volunteer Parts 1 & 2

December 8th, 2020 5:30 PM   through   7:30 PM
This training webinar for Lowestoft covers the role of a Flood Warden in assisting their community as well as flood risk awareness.

This webinar from Communities Prepared explores the causes of flooding, including the impact of Climate Change, the different types of flooding and how flood risk is communicated by the Environment Agency. It then moves on to the important issue of flood water safety, with information and guidance for flood volunteers on carrying out their roles safely and responsibly, minimising exposure to risks and supporting the community. The webinar will be co-delivered by Groundwork East and Communities Prepared (led by Groundwork South), with support from the Environment Agency's East Anglia Flood Resilience Team and East Suffolk Council.

Join this session to build your knowledge on a range of key topics, including:

• Managing flood risk – who’s responsible?

• Weather and flood warning systems

• The potential role of a Warden before, during and after a flood

• Protecting the wellbeing of a Warden and the wider community during a flood whilst managing the daily realities of COVID-19

This webinar is based on the Communities Prepared training modules: Flood Volunteer Part 1 and Flood Volunteer Part 2, which are available to download from the hub for free.

Who is this for?

This webinar is designed for members of the community who are interested in becoming Community Emergency Volunteers or Flood Wardens, but is also open to:

Community organisations, Town and Parish Councils and those interested or working in community resilience within the locality.

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December 8th, 2020 5:30 PM   through   7:30 PM

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