The GOV.UK flood information service is live and fully supported. It helps individuals and businesses prepare for, respond to and recover from flooding.
We are working to refresh and simplify the flood warning and information service. Here is our plan (often referred to as a roadmap) describing the things we are 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 flood warning and information service to provide.
- built and established an online prototype designed to gather in-use feedback and metrics from a invited group of users across the key winter period
- refreshed designs for a new flood risk summary page, user dashboard and location search function, as well as completing content refinements for GOV.UK guidance pages
December 2018 to March 2019
- continue to test design prototypes, particularly around more meaningful local impact information, such as likely landmark or road flooding
- enable you to tailor risk assessment by location – you’ll not only be able to see when your property is threatened, but also get warnings when you’re away from your home or business
- use GOV.UK Notify to send flood warnings by text message to people who register to receive flood warnings
- improve the content of our sign up for flood warnings service based on user feedback
- begin to simplify the flood warning service for users
contact us to take part in our research.
April 2019 to July 2019
We will research, develop and test new features, including:
- rainfall forecasting data
- rain gauge data
- historic flood information
- GPS user location
You will also see Met Office weather warnings used within the flood warning and information service.
We will also be exploring how to use GOV.UK Notify to send letters to people who register to receive flood warnings. As part of this, we will also improve our targeted flood warning service, designed for large organisations such as the emergency services and utility companies.
August 2019 to November 2019
You will be able to see online how much rain has fallen in your area and more easily report flooding to the Environment Agency.
We’ll also increase the update frequency of river and sea level stations.
Online, you will see historic flood data and an increase in the number of river level forecasting locations.
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.
Our service refresh will be completed.