Floodmobile in Calderdale
The Floodmobile, a specially adapted mobile home that showcases over 50 examples of different products that can better protect properties, will be visiting communities in Brighouse and Todmorden.
The mobile home aims to promote options for homes and businesses that will allow them to adapt to the increasing flood risks brought about by climate change. It is scheduled to make an appearance at Brighouse, on Thursday 24 March, followed by Todmorden, on Friday 25 March.
Brighouse Thursday 24th March 2022 10:00 – 15:00 Tesco car park Huddersfield Road Brighouse, HD6 1RZ
Todmorden Friday 25th March 2022 10:00 – 15:00 Aldi car park 55 Burnley Road Todmorden, OL14 7BS
The Floodmobile highlights the need for property adaptation, particularly in flood-prone areas, which will also increase the likelihood of a quicker recovery following a flood. Examples of measures that can be installed include waterproof plaster, pumps, barriers, flood doors, non-return valves, self-closing air bricks, periscope covers, and recoverable kitchens.
The Environment Agency, in partnership with Calderdale Council, is developing the Brighouse Flood Alleviation Scheme (FAS) to better protect 216 homes in the area. Members of the project team will be at the Brighouse event to answer any questions regarding the scheme.