Tris Baxter-Smith showing a visitor a flood simulation

RAIN brings The Floodmobile to East Hunsbury

A special drop-in event took place at the Abbey Centre in East Hunsbury, Northamptonshire, at the end of March, to speak with local residents about flood risk and resilience – which included tours of the Floodmobile.

With areas of East Hunsbury experiencing flooding in the past, the event saw people from the area come to meet RAIN’s team of flood risk experts.  Here, they were able to learn more about the project’s plans, to receive advice and information on flood awareness, preparedness and property-level resilience.  This includes details on what changes can be made at your property so you are better prepared, should a flood happen in the future.

Mary Long-Dhonau OBE, a specialist flood resilience expert for RAIN said: “Having been flooded myself, I know just what an appalling experience it really is. As such, I have since dedicated more than two decades of my working life to support communities with preparing, planning and becoming more resilient to flood risk.  I certainly enjoyed talking to all visitors and showing them around the Floodmobile; I hope they found the information provided useful.”

We would like to extend our special thanks to Cllr Hodgson from East Hunsbury Parish Council and also Cllr Pinder Chauhan for your support, in addition to the team at the Abbey Centre for your kind hospitality.

Cllr Pinder Chauhan pictured with flood resilience expert Mary Long-Dhonau OBE
Cllr Pinder Chauhan with ‘Flood Mary’


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