Flooding and Heavy Rainfall

A flooding incident attended by Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service in 2012Find 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)

Safety advice

Driving in heavy rain and potential flooding

Sand bags

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:

  • Drinking water

  • Chemical hazards

  • 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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A flooding incident attended by Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service in 2012
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    Sadler Rd, Winsford Cheshire,
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