The Cabinet member for Environment recently visited the flood gate defences in Hunstanton to see how the borough council maintains them to keep residents safe should a flood occur.
Cllr Paul Kunes, Cabinet member for Environment and CO2 reduction, said: “17 gates were installed on the promenade in Hunstanton after the tidal surge in 2013 and the borough council continues to maintain them. They form part of the defences that protect lower parts of Hunstanton and also parts of the village of Heacham from tidal flooding.”
The borough council works with colleagues in the Norfolk Resilience forum that includes the police, fire, health and environment agency to keep the borough as safe as we can and have well-rehearsed multi-agency warning and evacuation plans for the area.
Cllr Kunes added: “Our residents can do their bit. If you live or have holiday accommodation in the area you can sign up with the Environment Agency to get free flood warnings. Create your own flood plan and take action when you get a warning. Together we can make west Norfolk safer.”
More information can be found at www.gov.uk/flood. By calling Floodline on 0345 988 1188 or textphone 0345 602 6340.