Be Flood Ready

Before a Flood


Check your flood risk- The Environment Agency publishes online flood maps for rivers, sea, reservoirs a and surface water flooding at

You can also call Floodline for advice on 0345 988 1188

Sign up for flood warnings- To find out if there is a flood warning service in your area go to

Make a flood plan- To find out how to make a flood plan go to

Know what flood warnings mean.


Flood Alert full

What it means: 

Flooding is possible be prepared.

What to do: 

  • Be prepared to act on your flood plan.
  • Prepare a flood kit of essential items.
  • Monitor local water levels at


flood warning

What it means: 

Flooding is expected.  Immediate action required.

What to do: 

  • Protect yourself, your family and others.
  • Move family pets and valuables to a safe place.
  • Keep a flood kit ready.
  • Turn off gas, electricity and water supplies if safe to do so.
  • Put flood protection equipment in place.



What it means: 

Severe flooding.  Danger to life.

What to do: 

  • Stay in a safe place with means of escape.
  • Be ready should you need to evacuate from your home.
  • Co-operate with the emergency services.
  • Call 999 if you are in immediate danger.