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Preparing for flooding

The Environment Agency provides a 24-hour Floodline service, which allows you to check if your property is at risk: 0845 988 1188 (or 0345 988 1188 from a mobile).

The Environment Agency also issues flood warnings to local authorities and emergency services if there is a risk of flooding. These flood warnings are also circulated to local TV and radio stations, so that announcements can be made to enable you to prepare for any localised flooding.

What you can do to prepare for a flood

Check your level of insurance cover:

  • Is your property insured against flood damage?
  • Does your cover provide you with temporary accommodation?
  • Will any necessary clean up or repairs to your property be taken care of?
  • How much compensation will you receive if your business or organisation was involved in an emergency or major disaster?

Long term flood risk maps

Find out if you are at risk of flooding from rivers or surface water by visiting the GOV.UK website to search for long term flood risk maps.

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