Screen Shot 2016-02-29 at 16.41.37Information and advice on flooding will be available at a series of events in County Durham.

Durham County Council’s Civil Contingencies Unit is holding drop in sessions for people who want to discuss any issues about flooding in their community.

At the events, members of the public will be able to get advice on whether they live in a flood zone.

They will also be able to find out how to: sign up to flood warnings, make their property more resilient using flood protection products, make themselves more resilient and make their community more resilient.

The sessions take place across the county next month, with each running from 3pm to 6pm.

They are at Henknowle Community Centre in Bishop Auckland on Monday 7 March, St Anne’s Centre in Wolsingham on Wednesday 9 March and Cornerstones in Chester-le-Street on Monday 14 March.

On Wednesday 16 March the unit will be at The Glebe Centre in Murton and on Wednesday 23 March, at Durham Dales Centre in Stanhope.

Su Jordan, Durham County Council’s civil contingencies unit programme office manager, said:  “Flooding is devastating for individuals and communities and it is wise for anyone who may be at risk to be as prepared as possible.

“We can provide a wide range of information and advice to help with a variety of flooding issues and anyone who wants to talk to a member of our team is more than welcome to come along to one of these sessions.”

Refreshments will be provided at each session.

Anyone who would like information on flooding and community resilience but can’t attend any of the events can email the unit at ccuenquiries@durham.gov.uk or visit its website www.durham.gov.uk/article/1919/Flood-warnings-help-and-advice