Use the Environment Agency 24hr Floodline number for the latest information on flood warnings on 0345 988 1188 (call charges to 0345 numbers may vary).
Make a plan prepare yourself and your property in advance. Keep this information and the useful telephone numbers to hand. More information on making a Flood Plan and what to do before, during and after a flood can be found on the Flood Ready website.
Prepare a simple flooding pack to include, key personal documents, insurance policy, emergency contact numbers, a torch, candles, matches, battery operated or clockwork radio, a mobile phone, rubber gloves, a few simple tools, wet wipes or antibacterial gel, first aid kit, blankets and wellington boots. Supplies of bottled water and food on an upper level should also be kept.
Make sure you have proper insurance cover and keep the details to hand.
Turn off utilities in the event of flooding make sure you turn off your water, gas and electricity supply from the mains to prevent contamination and potential electric shocks. Do not turn them on again until your property has been properly inspected.
If you do have to be evacuated, you will need to make separate arrangements for some domestic animals