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Ground maintenance team standing at the site of the Tiny Forest

Eco Day success at Corby’s Oakley Vale

On Friday 23rd February, the community of Oakley Vale gathered in the sunshine as part of a free Eco Day event. The aim was to create a micro or ‘Tiny Forest’ on Dunnock Road, which has been prone to waterlogging in the open green space when heavy rain is experienced.

We were joined by families, friends, the Oakley Vale Community Association, local rangers, councillors and the 7th Corby Kingswood and Oakley Vale Scout Group who all really enjoyed planting trees in the (rather muddy!) space.  Led by the grounds maintenance team of North Northants Council, and the RAIN Project, we collectively planted 760 saplings and trees in the area.

Forest School sessions were also held by our friends at Nene Rivers Trust, and hot food was available at lunchtime for everyone who took part.

During the afternoon, we headed to the Community Centre where families took part in building bug hotels, enjoyed our creative craft corner, and met with Mary Long-Dhonau – also known as Flood Mary – and Tris Baxter-Smith, to discuss property flood resilience, and natural flood management techniques.

The Eco Day was a fantastic success – the community really enjoyed working together to create the tiny forest, which will benefit all for years to come.  It not only promotes biodiversity but resilience against surface water flooding in the local community.

“Thank you to everyone for coming and supporting the planting of the Tiny Forest.  It was a tremendous community event and we all appreciated everyone’s help in bringing the project to life!”

Video: Sarah Parr from the RAIN Project

  

 

 

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Recovering from a flood: a practical guide

Flood Awareness & Resilience champion, Mary Long-Dhonau OBE, has published a new Flood Recovery Guide – sponsored by ageas, which offers advice and guidance to help the victims of flooding through the initial stages of recovery.

Using the personal experiences of people unfortunately affected by flooding, as well as her own extensive knowledge, Mary has pulled together all the best practical advice possible, on what steps should be taken following a flood in your home or property. The information is presented in a clear and understandable format, designed to help everyone (whether insured or not) to cope and find a way forward.

The guide takes you through the initial hours and days following a flood, as well as the long-term recovery considerations. This includes installing Property Flood Resilience measures to lessen the impact of future floods and explains the extensive benefits of Flood Re’s Build Back Better scheme.

To download the new Flood Recovery Guide from Flood Mary, click here.

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After a Flood: What You Should Consider

If you’ve been flooded in your home, here is some advice from Mary Long-Dhonau on what steps you should take:

Firstly, while you may be tempted to return to your home following a flood, wait until you have been told it is safe to do so by the emergency services.

I would urge you to contact your insurance company as soon as possible; many have 24-hour help lines during a flood and should be able to support you.

Going home for the first time after a flood can be very distressing so don’t take your children with you. The areas of your home that have been flooded may well be covered in horrible brown sludge and will smell awful, so try to prepare yourself for that.

Make sure you wear boots and take care not to fall over, as the floor will be very slippery underfoot.

I also recommend you do the following post- flood:
• Take photos and a video of the damage, this includes the contents of fridge and freezer, with your mobile phone or buy a disposable camera.
• Mark a line on the wall as to where the water came up to
• Wear gloves when touching anything that is wet as it may well be contaminated by the flood water
• Cut a piece of your carpet and save it for the loss adjuster and then cut your carpet into small pieces try to remove it into the garden but do not throw it away. Carpets hold water into the property and wet heavy items inhibit the drying process
• Once carpets are outside, try to keep your windows and doors open to aid ventilation, as this will speed up the drying process but remember to lock-up every time you leave to avoid any unscrupulous thieves from taking advantage
• Your insurer will give you more instructions.

I’ve written a guide about how to recover from a flood, and have a section that has lots of post flood recovery information, which is available to view here: https://floodmary.com/help-and-resources/after-a-flood/.

Mary Long-Dhonau OBE

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