The government has appealed to victims of the summer’s floods to recount their experiences on a dedicated web forum.
The contributions, which can be submitted at www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/floodingreview , will be fed into the review led by the Cabinet Office under its independent chairman Sir Michael Pitt.
Sir Michael, who will be visiting affected communities in the coming months, wants to hear comments, ideas and suggestions for the review, as well as accounts from those affected by the floods or whose home or business is susceptible to flooding.
The objectives of the Lessons Learned review will be to make recommendations to improve the UK’s readiness for flooding in the future.
This includes understanding why the flooding was so extensive, how best to predict, prevent or reduce the scale of flooding in future and how best to co-ordinate the response from emergency services and local authorities.