Storm Forum in Devon

The winter storms which battered the South West will be the focus of a special meeting today. The Devon Maritime Forum will bring together experts from tourism, the environment and the Met Office to examine the impact of the bad weather.

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Storm Forum in Devon

Storm damage in the South West Credit: ITV News West Country

The Forum will have the opportunity to hear first-hand accounts of how communities responded during the storms and how they are planning for future events.

There will be discussion on how Devon's coastal communities, businesses, land owners and individuals can acquire the necessary resilience and identify the resources to help coastal communities cope with and recover from extreme events.

The meeting, which will be held from 9:30am to 4:30pm, will also look at how partnerships like the Devon Maritime Forum can play a role in helping to build stronger more resilient coastal communities.

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