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Our Local Flood Risk Management Strategy

‘Local’ flooding in Essex means the risk of water from man-made drainage systems, small watercourses and rainfall off the land. Reducing local flooding can be a complicated problem, often involving many different people and organisations. 

 Watch the video below to find out more:


Published in 2018, the Essex Local Flood Risk Management Strategy (LFRMS) focused on sharing real stories from around the County showing exactly how our work happens and how easy it can be for you to help us make a difference. Other useful resources:

The Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment (PFRA) and flood risk areas (FRAs) for Essex County Council were reviewed during 2017 and update, using all current flood risk data and information. This updates the council's original PRFA report published in 2011.

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