Protect yourself from floods

Flood Weather Alert 2015

The UK’s Met Office has issued weather warnings for heavy rainfall and strong winds for much of the country. In light of this, we’d encourage you and your customers to assess flood risks now and prepare plans to follow in the event of a flood emergency.

Planning for floods

The Allianz flood risk management guide containing immediate and effective action that can be taken to minimise the impact of flooding to any business, home or vehicle.

Flood forecasting and warnings

Other good sources for flood planning information are the Environment Agency (EA), Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) websites. You’ll find tools to help determine if a property is at risk of flooding, prepare a flood plan, and know what action to take if a flood does occur.

The EA, NRW and SEPA work with local authorities to provide advice and information to the public before and during flood emergencies and can be contacted 24 hours a day via their dedicated Floodline number: 0345 988 1188.

For coastal and riverside areas with a high risk of flooding, these agencies will also be able to tell you whether more localised flood warning information is available via dedicated telephone numbers.

Automatic weather alerts

To be kept informed of potential severe weather and possible flooding, you may wish to sign up for automatic alerts available from:

  • Met Office severe weather email alerts
  • EA’s / NRW / SEPA’s Floodline warnings

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