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How do I prepare for a flood?

Check the Flood information service: Flood warnings for England (opens new window) page for up-to-date flooding information. You can also sign up for flood warnings (opens new window) or check flood alerts here:

The GOV.UK website also offers useful information about: 

You may also find the following useful:

Flood insurance

If you experience problems insuring your home because of the flood risk, you can now use a scheme designed to ensure affordable flood insurance is available to those homes at the highest risk of flooding (excluding issues arising from coastal erosion). This scheme is a joint Government and insurance industry initiative.

For more information about the scheme visit the Flood Re (opens new window) website, where you can watch a short video. You may also find the leaflet Making insurance available and affordable for homes affected by flooding (PDF) [154KB] (opens new window)  useful.

Last modified on 04 October 2022

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