Flooding and Heavy Rainfall
Find out about the latest flood warnings (opens in new window)
For information about flooding in your area, contact the Environment Agency's Floodline on 0845 988 1188 or visit their website:
Environment Agency website (opens in new window)
Driving in heavy rain and potential flooding
Please note that Fire and Rescue Services DO NOT hold stocks of sandbags. Please contact your local authority for advice:
Safety advice during floods
We would like to offer advice on how to stay safe during heavy rain and potential floods.
During very wet weather please remain vigilant and check the local flood warnings issued by the Environment Agency.
Environment Agency flood warnings (opens in new window)
Health Protection Agency
Please use the link below to view the Health Protection Agency website for general guidance on protecting against infection from floodwater.
Health Protection Agency website (opens in new window)
The website provides advice on the following topics:
Clean up of buildings
Clothing and bedding
The use of generators
Gardens and play areas
Health impacts of flooding
General health and safety advice
Food preparation and storage advice
Advice on returning to a flooded home
Environment Agency website
The Environment Agency website provides advice on the following topics:
During a flood
Business flood guide
Flood warning codes
Flooding - who can help?
Cleaning up after a flood
Flood guide for older people
Make an Emergency Flood Plan
Environment Agency (opens in new window)
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