In the event of a flooding incident
This document details the policy of Pembrokeshire County Council with regards to prioritising the deployment of sandbags on either a precautionary basis or during a flooding incident.
The deployment of sandbags will be prioritised on the following basis:
The distribution and deployment of sandbags will be conducted as follow:
Pembrokeshire County Council maintains a stock of sandbags but cannot guarantee the supply of sandbags to any premises nor their effectiveness.
The responsibility for the prevention of flooding and protection of private property lies with the individual owners and not the council. Residents of Pembrokeshire should not rely on the Council to respond to a threat of flooding to their property but should have in place their own flood protection plan as detailed in the Environment Agency guidance, especially those who live in identified flood risk areas
During an incident, Pembrokeshire County Council will respond to requests for emergency assistance from the public based on the above prioritisation matrix and also on the safe deployment and availability of resources.