The Yorkshire Flood Resilience project is aimed at helping home and business owners across Yorkshire to make their properties more resilient to flooding.
Yorkshire Flood Resilience is led by City of York Council, with the support of multiple partners, including:
- The Environment Agency
- The Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme
- Living With Water
- JBA Consulting
Yorkshire Flood Resilience is one of 3 national Flood Resilience Community Pathfinder Projects that have been funded by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
Yorkshire Flood Resilience aims to raise awareness of property flood resilience measures, which:
- make homes or businesses less vulnerable to flooding
- enable people to move back into properties more quickly after flooding
- speed up recovery
Some property flood resilience measures work by preventing, delaying or limiting the amount of water entering your property to give you more time to move your belongings, family and pets above ground level and to safety.
Other measures include materials, products and construction techniques which adapt the inside of your property to minimise the damage caused if floodwater does enter, reducing the likelihood of permanent damage to your home or business, and speeding up recovery after a flood.
You can access a wealth of information and advice on the Yorkshire Flood Resilience website.
The website is a valuable resource for people to who want to learn more about property flood resilience and its benefits, and features:
- case studies and videos about home and business owners who have installed flood resilience measures
- advice about how flood resilience measures work, showing what the measures look like
- articles and blogs contributed by leading experts on flood resilience
- links to useful websites and resources
The website shows that its possible to protect yourself and your family, and your home or business, against the stress, worry, disruption and cost of flooding.