Preparation is vital
Having a clear and simple plan is the best way to protect yourself, your family and your property from the risk of flooding, or from the effects of flooding if the worst should happen.
If you live in an area that could be flooded (one in six households are at risk), you should write a plan outlining what you will do. Keep your plan somewhere safe but easy to find, as well as putting one in your emergency flood pack. Also make sure everyone in your household is familiar with your flood plan. Remember: many properties are at risk of ‘flash flooding’ even if they are located well above flood plains and away from rivers.
To help create your flood plan you can make use of the Environment Agency’s interactive Flood Plan shown here. For more information, or help with making flood plan from scratch, contact your local Environment Agency office.
Plan in advance what you will do if your property floods