Guidance

Developing a multi-agency flood plan (MAFP): guidance for local resilience forums and emergency planners

This guidance should be used by LRFs to undertake flood response planning, including recovery planning where it relates to flooding.

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This guidance should be used by LRFs to undertake flood response planning, including recovery planning where it relates to flooding. It contains examples of how to set out the various components of a flood plan, all of which have been drawn from current good practice in the UK.

The guidance is provided to aid the preparation of a multi-agency flood plan but is equally relevant to use in any type of flood plan, whether Unitary Authority, Emergency Planning Unit or Multi-Agency. The LRF should decide on the type of flood plan needed (depending on local circumstances) as well as deciding if a Multi-Agency flood plan is to supersede existing plans or complement existing plans.

This document provides advice on flood plan content, where and how to find any relevant information and suggests a level of detail required to include in a MAFP. With minor modifications and the removal of any sensitive / confidential information, it could be turned into a plan suitable for wider or general publication.

This preliminary guidance draws on good practice from a range of existing plans, guidance and documents. It has also taken into account to some of the findings contained within the interim report by Sir Michael Pitt on the flooding during the summer of 2007.