Flooding

Eye on Calderdale – your one stop website for up to date information about flooding in Calderdale.

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Did you know almost 5 million people in England are at risk of flooding? Even if you don’t live near a river, you may be affected by surface water flooding. Find out about the steps you can take to reduce your flood risk as well as information on flood alerts, advice on protecting your property, and more on https://eyeoncalderdale.com/.

Visit the About and Be Prepared sections on the website to:

  • Check your flood risk
  • Register for free flood warnings
  • Know what to do when flooding happens
  • Report a hazard
  • Protect your property

The website provides a map of all the areas of Calderdale including some surrounding areas, indicating current flood risks.

There are several resources for dealing with floods, its impacts and useful numbers for when you need them.

Calderdale’s flooding website has had an upgrade!

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Flooding in Calderdale – Eye on Calderdale

 

The redeveloped Eye on Calderdale website has a new look and improved functionality to make it easier to access and find the information required.

The site has been completely transformed to better support businesses and residents across the borough. The changes have been developed with feedback from local people and partners and include a range of new features to improve functionality and make it more user-friendly. The new site features:

 

  • A simplified flood alerts section that enables information about flood warnings and alerts to be accessed easily and quickly.
  • A more intuitive navigation and menu system to improve the user experience.
  • A modern and dynamic design to build trust and recognition and improve readability.

The website is packed with information that’s useful at any time, supporting communities before, during, and after a flood. There’s lots of guidance about preparing for flooding and regular updates about the flood prevention and resilience works taking place in Calderdale.

Flooding in Calderdale – Eye on Calderdale

Innovative action plan gets funding to reduce the impact of flooding across West Yorkshire

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[ Excerpt from Calderdale News – FULL STORY ]

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Spearheaded by five local Lead Flood Authorities across the region, the West Yorkshire Flood Innovation Programme (FLIP) has just been achieved a successful bid for £160k local levy funding from the Yorkshire Regional Flood and Coastal Committee to get it off the ground.

 

Learning from the programme will be shared across organisations to help others deliver similar projects successfully across the region, nationally and internationally.

The national Flood Action Campaign ‘Prepare. Act. Survive’ led by the Environment Agency kicks off with flood action week Monday 22 – Sunday 28 November.

It aims to raise awareness amongst property owners of the importance of preparing for and knowing what to do in a flood as this helps to significantly reduce the damages to homes and businesses and reduces risk to life. The ‘Prepare. Act. Survive.’ flood plan can help people to take precautions and reduce the likelihood of suffering from mental health impacts of flooding in the future.

In England there are over 5 million homes and businesses at risk of flooding. The average cost of flooding to a home is around £30,000.

You can read more about the plan in the press release here.

 

Flood Drop-In sessions – in response to the impact of Storm Ciara

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Drop-in sessions have been set up to address the impact of the recent flooding in the region of Calderdale. You are invited to attend for your opportunity to discuss your concerns and propose your ideas.

 

Dates and locations:

  • Wednesday 11 March  –  Mytholmroyd Community Centre, HX7 5AF   11am – 7pm
  • Thursday 12 March  –  Southgate Methodist Church, Elland, HX5 0JL   11am – 7pm
  • Friday 13 March  –  Todmorden Town Hall, OL14 5AA      11am – 7pm
  • Tuesday 17 March  –  Hebden Bridge Town Hall, HX7 7BY   10am – 6pm
  • Thursday 19 March  –  Brighouse Civic Hall, HD6 1RW   11am – 7pm
  • Friday 20 March  –  Sowerby Bridge Cricket Club, HX6 1AN   11am – 7pm

 

Live training exercise: Operation Calderdale 16

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Calderdale Council will be holding its biggest ever live training exercise across Calderdale on Friday 14 October 2016.

Operation Calderdale16 will test the emergency response of the Council, the emergency services and partners to a major flooding incident, including a live search and rescue.

Find out more online here or watch out for #OperationCdale16 on twitter.

Calderdale is back in business after Boxing Day floods

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Open-Businesses-Flooding-CalderdaleCalderdale businesses are bouncing back after the devastating Boxing Day floods and to make sure this message travels far and wide Calderdale Council is running a marketing campaign targeting tourists, visitors and the business community.

A poster campaign, with the headline ‘Adventure Awaits’ and using the distinctive ‘Pretty Gritty’ branding, has been running at the train stations in Todmorden, Halifax, Huddersfield and Leeds and at Manchester Airport, to catch the eye of regional and international travellers… read more…

Deadline removed for flooding grants

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Deadlines have now been removed for applications to Calderdale Council’s flood grants.

Timescales for both the £500 Hardship grant for homeowners and also for the business flood recovery grant for premises affected by the Boxing Day Floods have been removed.

This is in addition to the already deadline free Repair and Renew grant, meaning that all available grants for homes and businesses have no strict application dates… read more…

It’s easy to find out if you’re eligible and to apply, just visit www.calderdale.gov.uk and search for ‘Flood funding’ for an application form, or call 01422 288001.

If you are a business or a community group and your premises have been affected complete the grant application form on our website and email it tobusiness@calderdale.gov.uk.

If your home was affected please email your completed application form tofloodfundingteam@calderdale.gov.uk.

Services return to normal after flooding

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It’s now two months on from the devastating floods that hit Calderdale on Boxing Day, and communities are slowly beginning to return to normal, with many shops and businesses reopening.

Council services will also shortly return to normal as well. In affected areas parking charges were suspended and skip hire has been free of charge since the floods hit, but this period of relief is due to end on Tuesday 1 March 2016… read more…

For more information about recovery from flooding please click here, where you can also find information about upcoming flooding events and FAQs.

Don’t lose out on flood support grants

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There’s still time for flood affected residents and businesses to apply for financial support from Calderdale Council.

Since the floods, over 1000 households and over 500 businesses have received money from the Council, but there are still more people affected than have claimed… read more…

It’s easy to find out if you’re eligible and to apply, just visit www.calderdale.gov.uk and search for ‘Flood funding’ for an application form, or call 01422 288001.