Within East Ayrshire, there is a persistent possibility that flooding will arise as a result of adverse weather and severe storms.
The aim of the Council's Flood Response Plan is to provide a structure for an inter-agency response to a flood emergency within East Ayrshire. The plan is maintained and reviewed by the Ayrshire Civil Contingencies Team.
The objectives of the plan are:
to develop a corporate and co-ordinated response to flooding incidents and mitigation measures
to develop and produce proactive contingency measures for dealing with flooding affecting Council property, non-Council property (commercial and residential), transport routes, villages isolated by flood waters and care of the displaced
to provide recognised and agreed procedures for obtaining assistance from Central Government, the military forces and any other organisations