The study consisted of a questionnaire sent once a year to people living in certain areas affected by flooding in the winters of 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015, for up to 3 years after the flooding event.
The study aimed to help PHE to:
- understand how communities were affected by the storms and floods
- know what the effects are on people’s health and daily living
- determine how long the impact on health lasts
The results from the study will help plan for the impact on people of future severe weather events, so that Government can help communities recover more quickly.