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Be prepared

It's a good idea to find out if your home or business is at risk of flooding.


Flooding can happen very quickly. Preparing in advance can reduce the damage and disruption flooding can cause.

Even if your home or business is not directly at risk, you can still be quickly affected by the consequences of an unexpected event - e.g surface water or flash flooding.

You can check the risk of river flooding to your property by typing your postcode into the Environment Agency Flood Map.

You can also sign up for Floodline warnings. This is a free service provided by the Environment Agency to warn residents in flood risk areas about river or coastal flooding. Alerts can be sent by phone, mobile, email, text message or pager. You can sign up online or by calling 0345 988 1188.