Flood protection for your home
If your house is at risk of flooding, or has flooded in the past, there are steps you can take to reduce the damage flooding can cause.
It is your responsibility to protect your property from flooding.
Sandbags in an emergency
If sandbags need to be used in an emergency, you can purchase sandbags and sand from most hardware stores or builders’ merchants.
District councils have different policies on providing sandbags; visit your local district council's website to view their sandbag policy:
- Cheltenham Borough Council
- Cotswold District Council
- Forest of Dean District Council
- Gloucester City Council
- Stroud District Council
- Tewkesbury Borough Council