Event for Polish people to learn about flood protection


A special event for Polish people to learn about flood protection is taking place at Boston Borough Council’s HQ on Saturday.

The event will host Polish passport applications and renewals, offer a chance for people to register to vote, and register to Floodline.

The Environment Agency’s flood resilience advisor Rachael McMahon said: “We’ve got a brilliant opportunity this weekend to come and meet people from the Polish community to tell them about Floodline, our free flood warning service, and how easy it is to register.

“There will be no language barrier on the day, because Jerzy, a Polish member of our team, will be there to answer any questions.

“We’ll be handing out Polish personal flood plans for residents to complete. The plans contain utility company phone numbers, insurance details and ideas about what to put in a flood kit in case they need to leave their home.”

She added: “With only 16 per cent of the town signed up to Floodline, despite the December flood, I would like to encourage everyone to make the most of this service by registering to get any flood warnings. Although we were able to send an automated message to some landlines in the town on December 5, we couldn’t get numbers for everyone.”

Boston Borough Council is situated at Municipal Buildings, West Street.

Call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 to sign up for the free flood warnings.