Flooding advice

We will work with the emergency services to deal with flooding in the borough, but there are also many ways you can prepare to cope with a flood.

A booklet providing general advice to help you prepare for and stay safe during a flooding incident.
A list of organisations, what they are responsible for and their contact details.
Community Resilience Groups are a way voluntarily support can be provided to your local community to plan for how it manages in the event of an emergency.
You can see if your home or business is at risk from flooding, but remember that every flood is different so you should always be prepared.
There are different types of flooding which can occur almost anywhere - not just near to rivers and coasts.
Advice on what you should and shouldn't do in the event of a flood, or when a flood is expected.
From summer 2016 the Council has introduced a new Sandbag Policy. Further information about this policy can be found on this page.
Sewage flooding can occur during a flood and is a health hazard. Sewers and drains can also become blocked at any time.

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