Flood drop-in for King’s Lynn

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Residents and businesses in Lynn are invited to attend a public drop-in next Thursday, to find out about the upcoming King’s Lynn Tidal Defence project.

The Environment Agency, the contractors Team Van Oorde and West Norfolk Council will be on hand to answer questions about the planned works, which are due to start by the end of the month.

The King’s Lynn Tidal Defence project will refurbish the flood gates and walls in the town at a cost of £1 million.

The works will restore the existing tidal defences to their optimum condition and ensure the integrity and level of flood protection for Lynn is maintained to properties and businesses at risk.

The local community will have the opportunity to discuss the December 2013 tidal surge, which saw around 1,400 properties flooded along the East Coast and resulted in record sea levels.

They will also be able to find out about the Environment Agency’s new flood alert that will cover Lynn and get advice on how to create a flood plan and prepare for flooding.

Environment Agency 
area manager, Julie Foley, 
said: “The King’s Lynn Tidal Defence project is an important part of our planned maintenance works to help protect people and properties from flood risk.

“I would encourage the community to drop in and find out more about the project and how we manage flood risk in King’s Lynn.

“We are also introducing our improved Flood Warning Service for the area and hope the event will prove helpful and informative.”

The drop-in session will be held between 2-7pm at Lynn Town Hall, Saturday Market Place.

You can check to see if you are at risk of flooding by visiting www.environment-agency.gov.uk and by following the links to Flooding, or by calling Floodline Warnings Direct on 0845 988 1188.