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Workshops to aid Dorset flood victims
1:30pm Tuesday 21st August 2012 in Local News
FLOOD stories will be retold at a community event in Dorchester today – more than a month after torrential rain swamped west Dorset.
Dorset County Council and the Environment Agency have teamed up to arrange workshops especially for those affected by the flooding last month.
The deluge caused chaos in the county over the weekend of July 6 to 8.
Authorities are working together to help people understand how and why the flooding occurred and steps they can take to protect themselves in the future.
Representatives will be giving advice and hearing flood stories at an event at the Corn Exchange from 1.30pm to 6.30pm.
Another will be held in Weymouth on a date yet to be announced and there will be a stand at the Melplash Show on Thursday.
An Environment Agency spokesman said: “We will be there to listen to your accounts of the floods, helping us to understand where we or our partners can improve flood defence to your community and how we can help you to take steps to protect yourselves.”
People who cannot attend the session but would like to recount their experience can email the the agency at email@example.com