Councils, emergency services and the NHS work together to help people prepare for flooding – and to stay safe.
We advise you:
- To sign up for flood alerts
- To prepare your home
- To check before you travel – find live travel updates online by following Area Traffic Control on Twitter or by listening to local radio
- Not to drive through flood water
- For sandbags, or assistance with housing and shelter, contact your local district/borough council
If you or anyone else is in danger as a result of a flood, call 999.
You can be prepared for flooding by taking the following actions:
- Check household drainage systems such as small drains, gutters, pipes etc and removing any fallen leaves and debris
- Consider any need for property level flood measures and measures you have in place - blue pages lists companies that may be able to help with this
- Report blocked or damaged gullies on roads which are publicly maintained to Leicestershire County Council, Leicester City Council, or Rutland Council
- Check how prepared you are for flooding
- Create/update household flood plan/emergency plan and grab-bag contents list.
- Check your flood risk
- Check to see if you have a local flood warden
- Check on/assist vulnerable neighbours
- Check insurance policy to confirm you are covered for flooding
- Sign up for flood warning and read what each warning means.
- From within your own land, trim excessive vegetation over watercourses, remove any debris and dispose away from the watercourse - consent may be needed for work from the Environment Agency, Leicestershire County Council, Leicester City Council or Rutland Council
- Find out about other responsibilities if you're a landowner of a watercourse on the Flood Hub.