Stay safe during heavy rain/floods

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

This page contains safety tips for keeping safe during heavy rain and floods.

Road safety - driving during bad weather

View road safety tips for motorists - driving during heavy rain and flooding

Home safety - flooding

Leaflet: Flooding - advice for the public (new window, PDF 1640KB)

The Government has health guidance and advice for residents:

Flooding - health guidance and advice for residents

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)


Please note that Fire and Rescue Services DO NOT hold stocks of sandbags. Please contact your local authority for advice:

Weather warnings

Please use the following links to find out if there are any weather warnings or flood warnings in your region:

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Last updated: Tuesday 23 May 2017