Information on how you can assess your flood risk and what measures you can take to prepare for a flood
As the Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) for Somerset, one of our responsibilities is a duty to investigate flood events that happen in our area, as we deem necessary.
Section 19 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 outlines that:
(1) On becoming aware of a flood in its area, a lead local flood authority must, to the extent that it considers it necessary or appropriate, investigate:
(a) which risk management authorities have relevant flood risk management functions, and
(b) whether each of those risk management authorities has exercised, or is proposing to exercise, those functions in response to the flood.
(2) Where an authority carries out an investigation under subsection (1) it must:
(a) publish the results of its investigation, and
(b) notify any relevant risk management authorities.
The need to investigate a particular flood is decided case-by-case, considering factors such as the likely source of the flood and the number of properties affected. Generally these reports will include the following:
The results of any flood investigations that we undertake will be published on this page.
We have a lot of very detailed information about the areas of Somerset that are at risk of flooding, but we would like your help to inform our work. If you have experienced flooding in Somerset, and have information, pictures or video footage that you would be happy to share with us, we would be very pleased to hear from you.
We will use the information you provide to form a detailed picture of flood risk across Somerset. This will help us understand the communities that are at greatest risk and allow measures to be put in place to prevent the risks where possible. It will also help the communities involved to consider necessary precautions to safeguard their land and properties.
Ilminster – 23 July 2017
Parsonage Lane, The Street, Church Lane, Broadway and Greenditch Close, Chilcompton – 17 June 2016
A37 Fosse Way, Wraxall – 17 June 2016
Middle Street, Knowle Lane, Silver Street, Newbery Lane, Misterton – 6 February 2016
Norton sub Hamdon – 6 February 2016
Croscombe, Shepton Mallet – 11 July 2012
North Bruton, Cuckoo Hill – 4 November 2011
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