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