GRAHAM STUART, MP, today welcomed news that testing was being carried out in Hedon to look at ways of reducing future flood damage to homes in the town. The measures have previously drawn criticism from local resident Jim Uney.
A test rig, designed to simulate the ground floor of a house, has been erected on Hedon’s Inmans Estate. It will be used to simulate the effectiveness, aesthetics and usability of various flood protection products such as removable door guards, airbrick covers and sump pumps.
“As we all know this area was badly affected in the 2007 floods and there was a great deal of damage done to homes. I am glad the East Riding of Yorkshire Council is carrying out this practical testing and applaud Hedon Town Council for making the land available. These tests should lead to residents and the councils being better prepared in the event of any future flooding.”