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Preparing for Flooding
Flooding
These pages provide links to websites that give more detailed information on specific emergencies. On this page:
Floodline
 
Information from Government
Flood Warnings and Weather Forecasts
Environment Agency: Flood Warning Areas - sign up for early flood warnings

Environment Agency: current flooding situation
The National Summary for England and Wales, searchable by area, town name, post code, and river name. Updated every 15 minutes.

Telephone Floodline
For information on flooding in England, Wales and Scotland, ring the Floodline: 0845 988 1188.

Scottish Environment Protection Agency - Live Flood Warnings
Full information for Scotland.

Am I at risk of flooding?
Environment Agency flood map to assess flood risk by postcode.

WEATHER FORECASTS

Met Office

Met Office Severe Weather Warnings

BBC Weather Centre

BBC Weather and Flood Warnings

REGIONAL INFORMATION
Listen to local radio, and check ITV Teletext page 160 and BBC CEEFAX pages 437 and 438. All are updated frequently.

 
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Protecting your home

Advice from the Environment Agency

Simple ways to protect your home from flooding
A checklist of basic steps to protect your home and family.

Protecting your home
A series of information pages advising how to protect your property from flooding and what to do if you are affected.

Flooding: a guide for older people

Make an Emergency Flood Plan
Plan your family's safety during a flood.

Home Flood Kit
Essential items to keep close in case of flood.

Installing Flood Defences
Help and advice on flood defence products.

Fact sheets and advice guides
Practical advice guides available in alternative formats: braille, audio tape and large print. Guides are also available in translation in the following languages: Albanian, Bengali, Chinese, Gujurati, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu.

Flood risk and Insurance

What to do if a flood happens
Staying safe in a flood.

Flooding - who can help?
Help and advice on from the environment agency, the emergency services and other bodies.

Online Flood Library
All the Environment Agency's flood literature in one place.

Other Sources of Advice

Local Authorities
Many local authorities provide sandbags. For your local authority's addresses see the A-Z listing on Direct gov.

Department for Work and Pensions: Social Fund Crisis Loans
Grants to people on benefit to help with short term needs like replacing or repairing essential furniture or clothing lost or damaged in the flooding.

Citizens' Advice Bureaux
For information and advice on local issues.

Association of British Insurers on flooding

ABI - Practical help to reduce flood misery for homeowners - including flood resisting measures (.pdf 152kb)

National Flood Forum

upmystreet.com
A directory of information about your area, accessed by post code.

 
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After the Flood
Environment Agency: Cleaning up after a flood
How to restore your home.

CIRIA (the Building Research Establishment)
Repair and restoration of buildings following floods

Other Useful Information

Association of British Insurers on flooding
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