Team of West Dorset flood wardens set to be recruited

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A CORE team of flood wardens is being recruited to halt a repeat of devastating floods in West Dorset.

A drive is underway to boost the network of community volunteers who form the “eyes and ears” of the area and fill a key role in the resilience plan designed to deal with severe flooding like that which left West Dorset reeling in the summer.

It comes after a series of drop-in sessions in west Dorset – including Bridport, Charmouth and Lyme Regis – about the floods of July and as heavy rains mark the start of autumn.

The Environment Agency is now signing up volunteers to be at the sharp end of local flood prevention and action in case of further floods.

Nick Reed, Environment Agency flood resilience officer, said the team were delighted with the response at the recent surgeries.

“People raised their concerns with us, very genuine concerns, about what happened and what could be done to improve procedures and all that will go towards our future planning.”

Anyone interested in becoming a flood warden can contact the Environment Agency on floodwessex@environment-agency.gov.uk

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12:57pm Wed 10 Oct 12

PortlandWilliam says...

"A team of flood wardens is being recruited to halt a repeat of devastating floods" - it looks like only those with superhuman powers should apply...

or perhaps the Echo could be more precise in its reporting....
"A team of flood wardens is being recruited to halt a repeat of devastating floods" - it looks like only those with superhuman powers should apply... or perhaps the Echo could be more precise in its reporting.... PortlandWilliam
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1:41pm Wed 10 Oct 12

Dorset Boy says...

PortlandWilliam wrote:
"A team of flood wardens is being recruited to halt a repeat of devastating floods" - it looks like only those with superhuman powers should apply...

or perhaps the Echo could be more precise in its reporting....
King Canute could not stem the tide, what chance as the EA got, and who is going to train the volunteers to stop the floods. Mother Nature cannot be beat.
[quote][p][bold]PortlandWilliam[/bold] wrote: "A team of flood wardens is being recruited to halt a repeat of devastating floods" - it looks like only those with superhuman powers should apply... or perhaps the Echo could be more precise in its reporting....[/p][/quote]King Canute could not stem the tide, what chance as the EA got, and who is going to train the volunteers to stop the floods. Mother Nature cannot be beat. Dorset Boy
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9:20pm Wed 10 Oct 12

JamesYoung says...

Dorset Boy wrote:
PortlandWilliam wrote: "A team of flood wardens is being recruited to halt a repeat of devastating floods" - it looks like only those with superhuman powers should apply... or perhaps the Echo could be more precise in its reporting....
King Canute could not stem the tide, what chance as the EA got, and who is going to train the volunteers to stop the floods. Mother Nature cannot be beat.
Of course King Cnut was not really trying - his point was to prove to his followers that he was not infallible.
An utterly useless bit of information for you :-).
[quote][p][bold]Dorset Boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PortlandWilliam[/bold] wrote: "A team of flood wardens is being recruited to halt a repeat of devastating floods" - it looks like only those with superhuman powers should apply... or perhaps the Echo could be more precise in its reporting....[/p][/quote]King Canute could not stem the tide, what chance as the EA got, and who is going to train the volunteers to stop the floods. Mother Nature cannot be beat.[/p][/quote]Of course King Cnut was not really trying - his point was to prove to his followers that he was not infallible. An utterly useless bit of information for you :-). JamesYoung
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