In the event of major floods, Public Health England works with local agencies, including the NHS, police, KCC, District Councils and Environment Agency to provide expert advice on protecting the health of the local community, particularly from microbiological and chemical hazards.
Our local health protection centres, liaising with national colleagues who specialise in environmental hazards, infectious diseases and emergency planning, can provide a focal point for health protection advice to local responders and the public. The Environment Agency has a key role in warning people about the risk of flooding, and in reducing the likelihood of flooding from rivers and the sea.
A variety of leaflets have been produced and are available to support and inform people; http://www.hpa.org.uk/flooding
Please could you add this link to your website and any newsletters that you may produce to ensure residents are fully informed.
Many thanks for your support with this important matter
Community Engagement Officer - Canterbury
Kent County Council
Room G37, Sessions House
County Hall, Maidstone ME14 1XQ
Telephone: 01622 696769
Mobile: 07595 091 727