Welcome to the "Be Prepared" section of our website. Flooding in Calderdale is becoming increasingly common. Although it is rarely on a scale that creates national headlines, we have seen a number of damaging floods in the last 30 years, including those during summer 2012.
While flooding from main rivers can be predicted, one-off floods can occur unexpectedly and have a significant impact. These floods typically arise from surface water, canals, smaller watercourses, blocked culverts and road drainage and affect almost anywhere.
Here you can find useful information about what to do, before (such as now), during and after a flood including a reminder that not everyone has or uses the internet so make sure that when you become aware of a potential flood you warn your friends, family and neighbours.
There is also a section on flood and emergency related information that you might find useful.
We will be posting more information as and when we receive it, so please check back regularly for the latest news that could help you stay safe.
Be Prepared Contents
Six Steps to Protecting your Property
Check your flood risk
Your Area is at Risk of Flash Flooding
Register with Floodline Warnings Direct
My Flood Plan
Create a Flood Pack
Sign up for Weather Alerts
During a Flood
Warn your Neighbour
Eight Steps in the Event of a Flood Warning
How to Build an Effective Sandbag Barrier (Video)
Help I'm Flooding
Driving Through Floodwaters
Flooding - West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service
The Most Common Types of Flooding
Who has Responsibility in a Flood?
Business Flood Plan
Flood Risk and Household Insurance in Calderdale
Obtaining Flood Insurance
After a Fire - West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service