Exercise Watermark Interim Report - June 2011
The report is the product of Exercise Watermark Project Team and provides findings based on workshops and review materials submitted to the Exercise Watermark Team. The interim report does not necessarily reflect the views of Defra, Welsh Government, other government departments or current policy.
The report aims to:
provide the background to Exercise Watermark and an overview of the review process
introduce findings and a number of draft recommendations provide the basis for feedback to improve and refine the findings ahead of the final report in September
from discussion at the Exercise Watermark Conference on 13 July focus thinking and give direction for the remainder of the review prompt consideration of what actions need to be taken.
What we did in Cheshire:
On the 8th March the Cheshire Local Resilience Forum held table
top exercises at the Local Authority Emergency Centres that tested
arrangements across Cheshire to respond to wide
area tidal and fluvial flooding.
The exercise also looked at the recovery element of flooding that occurred.
The exercise successfully tested our response plans and has highlighted areas which need work doing.
The plans are being updated as a result of the exercise to ensure we are prepared and can respond effectively in a wide area flood.
For more information on Exercise Watermark you can visit the Environment Agency website.