Flooding

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977

Request detail: 

Dear Sir/Madam,

The purpose of this study is to collect information on flood events and the impacts they cause in order to determine the economic damages of floods.  This will then inform development of a process for collecting flood impact information in the future that will allow the Environment Agency to analyse and summarise flood damages more quickly after a flood occurs.

As part of data collection, we are contacting organisations that may be able to provide information on the impacts of floods that occurred between January 2016 and November 2019

Do you collect and record information on impacts of flooding that you would be willing to share with the study?  The types of information we would like to collect include:

  • Number of flood-related incidents attended;
  • Date and location of each flood-related incident;
  • Source of flooding for each incident (e.g. river, coastal, surface water, groundwater, reservoir);
  • Costs of attending flood-related incidents;
  • Number of emergency service assets damaged by flooding and the associated costs; and
  • Details on whether flooding resulted in disruption to emergency service activities.

 

Response detail: 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. Please find responses below.

Do you collect and record information on impacts of flooding that you would be willing to share with the study?  The types of information we would like to collect include:

  • Number of flood-related incidents attended;  See attached spreadsheet  - Tab 1
  • Date and location of each flood-related incident; See attached spreadsheet – Tab 1
  • Source of flooding for each incident (e.g. river, coastal, surface water, groundwater, reservoir); See attached spreadsheet – Tab 1 - Stop message text
  • Costs of attending flood-related incidents;

An indicative cost can be calculated based upon the equivalent of the special services charges tariff for 2019/20 (please follow the link) which gives you the cost per hour for the type of vehicle that attended. You can use this to calculate the cost by using the time of the call and the asset End Time (see attached spreadsheet – Tab 2)

  • Number of emergency service assets damaged by flooding and the associated costs; and  Not recorded
  • Details on whether flooding resulted in disruption to emergency service activities. Flooding is like any other incident where SFRS receive a large number of calls. SFRS plan for this scenario in regard to resilience of fire cover, and availability of operational resources. SFRS have not requested additional flooding assets through National Resilience.

Information Released: 

Yes

Received: 

Monday, 23 December, 2019

Responded: 

Tuesday, 21 January, 2020

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