Large amounts of rainfall can lead to surface, groundwater and fluvial flooding. The Met Office is responsible for issuing warnings for severe weather such as rain via the National Severe Weather Warning Service (NSWWS). The Environment Agency has responsibility of issuing flood alerts, warning and severe flood warnings following forecasting predictions.
What are we doing in North Yorkshire?
We work together to plan for:
- Public awareness
- Production of multi-agency plans to manage the effects of severe weather events including any impact on utility networks.
- Working with emergency services, local authorities and other agencies to develop flood response plans and procedures
- Communicating with housing developers to incorporate flood protection into new developments
Where can you get further information?
For more information visit the Met Office website Heavy Rain section.