The GOV.UK flood information service (FIS) is live and fully supported. It helps individuals and businesses prepare for, respond to and recover from flooding.

We’re refreshing and simplifying the service. Here’s our plan (often referred to as a roadmap) describing the things we’re working on and when we hope to have them ready for you to use. This could change.

You can contact us for more detail about these features, or to suggest something else you’d like the service to provide.

December 2018 to March 2019

We have:

April 2019 to July 2019

We will continue to research, develop and test new service features, including:

We will be conducting user research to improve the online registration process for the sign up for flood warnings service.

The service prototype will continue to be improved, based on user feedback. It will then progress into its beta development phase, but still with a managed user group.

(Contact us if you’d like to join the user group or take part in our user research.)

August 2019 to November 2019

In this period you’ll see an increase in:

We will continue to research and develop new ways to enrich the service by integrating more information, including:

We’ll also be exploring ways to make it easier for people to report flooding.

The refreshed flood information service will continue through its beta development phase and become fully available to the public for the first time.

December 2019 to March 2020

We will provide online information about community flood groups and you’ll be able to personalise your alert preferences.

And there will be better social media integration with Facebook and Twitter.

April 2020

Our service refresh will be completed.