Could you help us collect data that will help the Environment Agency warn residents about flood risk?

The Council is working with the Environment Agency to extend its mainland Flood Warning Service to the islands by collecting flood observations data when storms occur. This data will enable the Environment Agency to set the warning thresholds for the islands appropriately and we are asking for volunteers who live on the islands to help us monitor and record storm events and impacts over time.

The Council will be hosting an online meeting via Microsoft Teams on Monday, 27 March, 7pm - 8.30pm to explain more about this proposal to residents and give our Environment Agency Flood and Coastal colleagues an opportunity to answer any questions about their Flood Warning Service. If this is something that you think you may be able to help with, please email so we can send you an invite to the meeting.

Whilst we are used to dealing with bad weather and storms on the islands, the effects of climate change and sea level rise will increase the risks of coastal flooding and erosion in the future. Together we can ensure the community remains as prepared as possible.



Publishing date: 
Monday, 13 March, 2023