Experts will tell people about flood defences at a roadshow stopping off in Lynn’s King’s Staithe Square today.
The Environment Agency event is in the square from 9am until 1pm.
Staff will discuss the town’s flood defences, the bench seats and temporary demountable barriers.
They will also be on hand to answer questions about local flood risk and talk about what steps individuals and communities can take to prepare themselves for a flood.
The Floodline Trailer is in Lynn as part of Norfolk Prepared Week. The county’s emergency services, local authorities and other responders will come together to help raise awareness of issues that local people face and help prepare the local communities.
Issues range from flooding, fires, storms and severe weather all posing threats to residents and businesses.
Tamsyn Ellway, flood and coastal risk adviser at the agency, said: “This is a great opportunity to find out more about the agency’s role in protecting people and property from flooding. We can also help you make your property more resistant to flooding.”
The agency is promoting the importance of preparing a flood plan for your home or business and will be encouraging individuals and communities to sign up for a Flood Warnings Direct service.
This issues a message directly by landline, mobile, email, SMS text message, fax or pager when floods threaten.
Visit online to www. environment-agency.gov.uk and follow the links to Flooding, or by calling Floodline Warnings Direct on 0854 988 1188. The agency also has a new SMART phone App called Flood Alert which you can download for free.