A new campaign aimed at keeping people safe from flooding at the coast has been launched.
A new partnership campaign to keep people safer along the North East coastline has been launched by the Environment Agency, HM Coastguard and Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council.
The campaign slogan reads “Don’t take risks on coastal paths, piers and promenades. No selfie is worth your life”.
These important messages can be seen on new stickers that are being placed in a variety of different locations along the Redcar and Cleveland coastline in public car parks, bus shelters and on visible notice boards positioned along the seafront.
Sarah Duffy, Environment Agency, Community Engagement Officer for Flood and Coastal Risk Management in the Cleveland area, said:
Know what to do in an emergency
These new stickers are a simple but effective method of letting people know about the dangers of the sea and what people need to do in an emergency.
Steve Hart, Senior Coastal Operations Officer, North East & North Yorkshire for HM Coastguard said:
People can sign up to flood warnings and check if their local area is in danger of flood risk by visiting the check your flood risk pages.
You can also download a copy of the simple flood plan so you’ll know what to do when there’s a flood warning in your area. It also provides a useful check list of essential actions and items that you might require if faced with a flood situation.