Flooding can occur at any time, sometimes with little or no warning. To help residents and businesses in Calderdale become more flood resilient, a new website has launched, full of up to date information and alerts about flooding, weather and traffic disruptions across the borough.
The eyeoncalderdale.com website is a fantastic new resource giving the local community access to up to date information and advice on flooding, transport and weather issues across Calderdale.
The website has been developed in partnership between Calderdale Council, the Environment Agency, West Yorkshire Police, Calder Valley Community Support Group, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, local flood groups and Defra.
Boasting a modern, colourful design, the site is divided into sections around flooding information, travel updates, weather information, how to report a hazard, how to be prepared for flooding and local community information. You can also check whether your area is at risk of flooding by using the interactive map or searching for your postcode and sign up for the Environment Agency’s Floodline warning system.
The website offers special features including the ability to check river levels and find out quickly about flood alerts across the borough. The site is interactive with ways to get involved in flood prevention activities, getting involved in community groups, plus ways to keep informed through a range of social media feeds.
The Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Stephen Baines, said:
“This is a fantastic resource for the local community, helping residents to be more flood resilient and also a first point of information on a wide range of flooding, travel and weather issues.
“The site has been designed to provide community information which will be regularly updated with up to the minute information on river levels, flood alerts, travel information and weather updates.”