Suffolk residents who experienced exceptional property flooding during Storm Babet will start receiving financial support during November.
Following the recent Government announcement of grants and council tax reductions through the Flood Recovery Framework, councils in Suffolk have received 750 reports of internal flooding to homes or businesses, and this number is expected to increase.
Suffolk councils are working together, with Suffolk County Council collecting information and assessing the reports, and the district and borough councils distributing the funding to eligible property owners.
All reports of property flooding need to be submitted via the Suffolk County Council reporting tool now.
Councillor Matthew Hicks, Suffolk County Council’s leader, said:
“We are committed to ensuring this vital financial support finds its way into the hands of those who need it. I encourage those who have not yet submitted a report via the reporting tool to do so as soon as possible.”
Households and businesses that suffered internal flooding between 19 - 25 October 2023 due to Storm Babet may be eligible for:
Suffolk County Council is working in partnership with Babergh and Mid-Suffolk, East Suffolk, Ipswich and West Suffolk councils to ensure these discounts and payments start during November.
Reporting your flood damage is the first step to receiving a potential payout.
For those who aren’t able to submit their report online, please call 0345 606 6171.