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Surface water flooding

What should I do if it does happen?

You may have taken some measures to protect your property, but if surface water flooding occurs and you are totally unprotected, there are some simple swift actions you can take by using items that you may well have around your home.

For example, bin bags taped to the bottom of the outside door frame and weighed down with compost bags, carrier bags filled with soil, or something weighty, together with towels placed along the inside of the door could help to reduce the amount of water entering your home.

Sandbags are not provided to the public for surface water flooding incidents and are not encouraged as a flood preventative measure as they are heavy, difficult to handle and not effective on their own.

Last modified on 15 November 2023

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