Writing a flood plan - what to include
These should include Floodline, your local council, utilities providers, your insurance company, your local flood group.
Trigger for action
This will help you to know when to act on your plan. Specific warnings about river flooding comes from the Environment Agency’s Flood Warning Service called Floodline. You can sign up for free flood warnings online or by contacting Floodline on 0345 988 1188.
These warnings only cover the possibility of river flooding. If you think you might be at risk of other types of flooding, see: Check your flood risk and Sign Up For Weather Alerts.
Actions to take
Turn off gas and electricity, move important and valuable items to higher ground, deploy property-level protection, alert staff and request their help, and move animals and livestock to safety.
Prepare a flood kit or 'grab bag' of essential items to have to hand in case you should have to evacuate. For a list of items to include, view our flood kit page.
For more information, or help with preparing a flood plan from scratch, contact your local Environment Agency office at YorkshireFloodResilience@environment-agency.gov.uk.