Receive warnings for river flooding
You can sign up for free flood warnings online or contact Floodline on 0345 988 1188 to check whether you are in a flood warning area and eligible for the following warnings:
Flood alert: flooding is possible
Flood warning: flooding is expected
Severe flood warning: danger to life
Other types of flooding
These warnings only cover the possibility of river flooding. There is no specific warning system for surface water flooding, which is mainly caused by very intense rainfall and can be extremely localised, making it very hard to predict. Local knowledge and experience are often the best indicators of when flooding may occur and when to take action. Contact your local flood group or ask your neighbours for more information.
The Council’s drainage engineers may be able to give advice if you think you might be at risk of surface water flooding. Ring 01422 288002.
You can sign up to receive free weather alerts by email that will tell you when heavy rain is on its way and could cause flooding.