What should I do during a flood?

Below are the things you should do during a flood.

A flood is forecast

  • Check for severe weather warnings and flood warnings by checking relevant websites such as the Environment Agency and the Met Office and listening to the radio and TV.
  • Phone Floodline on 0345 988 11 88 for river flooding information.
  • Protect what you can by moving pets, vehicles, valuables, sentimental items and important documents to safety / higher ground.
  • Prepare food you can eat without cooking, clean bottled water and warm clothes.
  • Charge your mobile phone and any portable chargers.

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Page updated: 04/12/2020 Page updated by: Flooding Team

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