Military personnel have been helping the Environment Agency in their efforts to reduce the risk of flooding in the North East. Soldiers, sailors and airmen were tasked with inspecting 2,453 flood risk sites across the region.
The inspection work came about after the flooding that hit many parts of the country earlier this year. They travelled around the North East’s coastlines, rivers, culverts and reservoirs recording any defects and reporting them to the Environment Agency.
Matt Crump, from the Environment Agency, said: “This has helped us gain a clearer picture of the current condition of local flood defences, which were put under significant pressure during storms, high tides and record levels of rainfall this winter.”
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