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Our area has experienced several major flooding events over the past few years and Andrew has worked closely with all associated organisations to ensure that residents are as best protected as possible.
Andrew has continued to campaign for action to prevent flooding and at the end of 2014, the then Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, gave the go ahead for £80 million of investment in major flood defence schemes in the Humber region.
Those schemes were aimed at flood protection for 50,000 households across the region. Even more local schemes have been started or announced since!
Andrew says: "The 2013 storm surge coincided with the release of a report into surface water flooding in Goole and ongoing investigations elsewhere. This has shown that our area can experience flooding from different sources and we need to be prepared.
"I regularly meet with the respective agencies and local authorities to look at what else we can do for our area and I am committed to campaigning for any necessary works to protect residents. The Government is investing over £80m in local flood defences and I am pleased they are giving serious consideration to our calls to treat the Humber catchment separately.
"In the event of flooding I will, of course, keep residents informed but I have provided several key important contacts and links below for your convenience. I will keep these updated.
"If you live next to a river, as I do, I would urge you to sign up to the EA's Flood Line for up to date information during an event”.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) Flood line: 01482 393939
North Lincolnshire Council: 01724 297000
Environment Agency Flood line: 0345 988 1188
Yorkshire Water: 0345 1 24 24 24
Severn Trent Water: 0800 783 4444
Anglian Water: 03457 145 145
More useful links:
Get Ready for Winter
Andrew is urging communities and local councils to 'get ready for winter' as part of a national campaign to encourage areas to be prepared for emergencies during bad weather.
Information on protecting your home, making travel plans and other advice, can all be found on the following links: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/barometer/get-ready-for-winter
If you would like any more advice then please don't hesitate to get in touch with Andrew.