steps to protect their property, BBC Radio Four's Today programme reported
flooding and it is urging people to phone its floodline number to find out
first what the local risk is.
'We are certainly concerned about some local authorities who continue to
build on the flood plain against our advice', Environment Agency chief
executive Baroness Young told the programme.
'That's why it's very important that individuals know if they are on a flood
plain, what the state of their defences are and what sort of action they can
take to help themselves'.