Online Resources for Flood Information (PDF, 46 Kb)
Online resources for flood information
There are many websites which contain extremely useful information in respect of preparing for flooding, what to do during a flood and what to do after a flood occurs. A few are listed below:
Gov.uk – How to plan for flooding https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/plan-ahead-for-flooding
Gov.uk – What to do in a flood https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/what-to-do-in-a-flood
Gov.uk – What to do before, during and after a flood https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/403213/LIT_5216.pdf
Gov.uk – Prepare for flooding https://www.gov.uk/prepare-for-flooding/future-flooding
According to the Environment Agency, over five million people in England live and work in properties at risk of flooding from rivers or the sea, whilst more face flood threats from groundwater, surface water, sewers, and reservoirs.
Gocompare have put together a guide to preparing for a flood and protecting your property - https://www.gocompare.com/home-insurance/limiting-flood-risk-and-damage/
In extreme conditions you won't be able to stop flood water, and you should always put personal safety above attempts to protect property and possessions. Despite this, there are steps that you can take to keep water out, to buy yourself time to preserve property and possessions, and to limit the damage that flood water does.