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Local people asked to have their say in flood resilience plans

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Local people in Lowestoft are being asked to be part of a survey that can make a real difference to the town.

During the December 2013 tidal surge, over 160 homes and businesses in Lowestoft were flooded. In addition to this, road and rail networks were significantly disrupted.

East Suffolk Council are working with Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance to find out how well the community in Lowestoft is prepared for any flooding that might occur in the future. A survey is being carried out to measure the current resilience level of Lowestoft and each household in the flood zones will be invited to participate. Each household in these areas will receive a flyer containing details on how to take part, either online or by telephone.

Cllr Steve Gallant, Leader of East Suffolk Council, said: “Communities often know what is needed to make them better prepared and this is an opportunity to help empower the local community. Their knowledge is key to unlocking a brighter, more resilient future for Lowestoft.”

The survey will run throughout July 2020 and to thank residents for taking part, there are 10 chances to win an Amazon voucher worth £25. The survey and more information about the project is available at https://www.coasteast.org.uk/zurich-flood-resilience-project

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