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1. What the flood warnings mean

We issue 3 levels of flood warning:

Flood alert - Prepare

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  • prepare a bag that includes medicines and insurance documents
  • check flood warnings

Flood warning - Act

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  • turn off gas, water and electricity
  • move things upstairs or to safety
  • move family, pets and car to safety

Severe flood warning - Survive

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  • call 999 if in immediate danger
  • follow advice from emergency services
  • keep yourself and your family safe

Save a copy of this simple flood plan (PDF, 139KB) so you’ll know what to do when there’s a flood warning in your area.

View current warnings and advice specific to your area.

All floods are different and you should take advice from the emergency services and your local authority if you’re in a flood.