Information on how to prepare for a flood and how to get get help during and after a flood is available on the Gov.uk website.

Flood warnings

The Environment Agency is responsible for issuing flood warnings to the public. If you live within a flood warning area, you can register with the Environment Agency to receive this service for free.

Flood information service

Flood warning information can be obtained through the Gov.uk website, which is updated every 15 minutes. You can search for flood warnings by postcode, river, or town.


The Environment Agency provide a dedicated Floodline information service on 0345 988 1188. The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Am I at risk of flooding?

The Flood Map on the Environment Agency's website can establish how vulnerable your property may be to flooding.

Flash floods – what to do

Flash floods happen when an exceptional amount of rain falls in a very short time – and, though still rare, climate change and an increase in thunderstorms means they are becoming more commonplace.

Flash floods are extremely destructive so being prepared could save lives.

Be aware and know the signs:

Do not walk or drive through flood water

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