Sign Up to Alerts

Sign up for flood alerts and warnings and receive accurate weather alerts.

Server flood warning graphic placed on top of a heavy rain image.
Flood alerts and warnings

Signing up to flood alerts and warnings can give you vital extra time to prepare for flooding - keeping you, your loved ones and your property safe.

You should:

You’ll need to provide:

  • The address you want flood warnings for
  • An email address
  • A way to contact you at any time of the day or night - you can choose to get a call, text or email
Four different flood alerts including, No Flood Warnings in green, Flood Alert in orange, Flood Warning in red and black and Severe Flood Warning in all red.
Do you know your flood codes?

Flood warnings will be issued if flooding is possible. The three levels of flood warning are:

Flood Alert - Orange
Flooding is possible. Be prepared, stay vigilant and consider action.

Flood Warning - Red
Flooding is expected. Take action, act on your flood plan and protect your property.

Severe Flood Warning - Bright Red
Danger to life. Act immediately, stay in a safe place and prepare to evacuate.

You can find out more about what to do when an alert or warning is issued on our 'Prepare a Flood Plan' page.

Rooftop footage showing rows of terrace houses and shops/cafes completely submerged in flood water.
Weather alerts

Being weather aware is an important part of staying safe and prepared in the UK, where weather conditions can be unpredictable and sometimes severe.

One of the most important ways to stay weather aware in the UK is to keep a close eye on local weather forecasts. You can sign up to receive free email weather alerts from the MET Office. These alerts will tell you when heavy rain is on its way and could cause flooding.

Weather radars send out electromagnetic pulses to measure the location and intensity of precipitation, including rain, hail and snow, in real time. Check the rainfall radar here.

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