You may or may not know much about Hull but back in 2007 we suffered terrible flooding which saw thousands displaced for years. Thankfully, something is being done about making sure we are prepared for it if it happens again. I found out about this event on my dinner from work and thought it is not my usual blog topic but Hull is very important to me. If I can get the word out even a bit for them then it would be worth writing about. It is called ‘Hull and Haltemprice Living with Water’.
This is a partnership between Hull City Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, The Environment Agency and Yorkshire Water. They have a vision where water is ‘not seen as a threat from flooding but where communities thrive, This event is to raise awareness and money they are rolling out an event called Hull-timate Challenge? It got me interested with the display of a small part of what we can expect.
Imagine an obstacle course so large it runs around the entire city centre of Hull of around 5km. Yes, that’s 5km of obstacles. It is family friendly course and can be done by any age from 4 upwards. There is the option to do 7.5km or even 10km for the more seasoned athlete, obviously i will be doing the children’s one. LOL!!
I met a very lovely volunteer (sorry, how rude of me i did not take your name for my blog, please comment your name below so i can include you.) who introduced me to this guy, Rob Edmond, who is running the show. He told me anyone wanting to know more of the Hull-timate Challenge can visit livingwithwater.co.uk
Learn all about the fun day here in Hull. The dates for the Hull-timate Challenge are 20th & 21st October 2018 (plenty or time to train) and tickets are available from just £5* (if you live in Hull)
Please have a look and support my home town I love it so much. The Hull-timate Challenge can be walked or ran, we just need your support or even better if you can attend, we would love to see you.
Just a few tips on, What to do if you are under threat of flooding, I learned from Rob and his team. I thought the whole world could use these tips, as i know we are not the only place who are under threat of floods. Weirdly enough i did not know any of these things so in a flood i would have been less that useless.
- You can check now, does your insurance cover flooding? and do you know how to turn off electric, gas and water?
- If, hopefully not, you get a flood warning, check on children, elderly family members and neighbours and pets.
- To stop or slow water entering your home, fill plastic bags or pillow cases with mud and place in sinks and toilets or buy and fit floorboards to your doors.
I did not know about the bags in sinks and toilets so that is my something learned today.
That just about wraps up my blog and all the information provided in this blog has come courtesy of Rob Edmond and his team from Living with Water
So thanks to them for their contribution to this blog and don’t forget show your support and make it a day out with your families. Let me know you are coming and I will pop and meet you, we can do another blog about the event as it happens and get some of you lovely supporters pictures on the blog too.
Again thanks for reading , please support @hultimatechallenge on Facebook and @livingwithh2o on twitter.
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