East Suffolk Council is continuing to help flood-hit communities and has written to affected households with details about how to access available funding support.
Eligible residents can apply for a £500 Community Recovery Grant and council tax discount for a minimum of three months to help with immediate needs following Storm Babet.
Letter and emails have been sent to over 100 households which reported flooding impacts to the lead local flood authority, Suffolk County Council – who in turn undertook initial eligibility checks for the Community Recovery Grant and council tax discount.
The letters direct residents to complete an online claim, or contact the Council by phone if they require further assistance.
Cllr Caroline Topping, Leader of East Suffolk Council, said: “Our officers have been working tirelessly to offer continued support for communities affected by the recent floods. We have been working closely with Suffolk County Council to effectively manage the process of contacting households eligible for financial help.
“This will enable residents to submit a claim for the support available to help with the immediate costs – and help ensure the money goes to the right people as soon as possible.”
As claims are submitted, further checks will be completed to verify eligibility and payment details, with payments expected to be processed within three weeks.
Anyone impacted by the flooding as a result of Storm Babet, but who has yet to report it to Suffolk County Council, can do so by visiting the Suffolk Highways reporting page or call 0345 606 6171.
If you have been impacted, have reported it, but have yet to receive a letter or email from East Suffolk Council, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0333 016 2000.