Improving drains and establishing emergency plans were some of the actions which emerged from a meeting on the flooding which struck in Harborough this summer.
Leicestershire County Council and Anglian Water bosses met to discuss the flash flooding which hit Harborough town centre on July 27.
They discussed the initial findings from a survey carried out in August. About 120 people filled in the survey and from the feedback, about 50 properties were identified as having experienced some form of flooding following the storm on July 27.
Actions agreed included Anglian Water carrying out improvements to the surface water sewerage system in Coventry Road.
The county council will see if it can obtain funding for defences such as flood doors to help support properties.
The Local Resilience Forum and district council will work with businesses to develop emergency flood plans.
Work will also be done on improving communications in times of flooding and on educating people on how to help themselves.
Peter Osborne, the county council’s cabinet member for highways, said: “The flooding had a devastating effect on a number of properties.
“From what we can ascertain, the main cause was the sheer intensity of the rain that hit Harborough that night.
“However, we have agreed with our partners to do what we can to try to mitigate and deal with flooding in the town in the future.”
Anglian Water spokesman Antony Innes said: “We have been working with the county council to support its investigations. As a result of the investigations we’re now in the process of planning work on our surface water sewerage network to reduce the risk of flooding to homes and businesses in Coventry Road.
“This is still at the very early planning stage where engineers will be carrying out surveys to determine the most suitable solution and then move forward with the work.”
Following the flooding, the county council lowered two gullies in High Street near Greenwoods and Halo jewellers.
This has improved their function but would not have prevented any flooding, say the county council.