Flood warnings – know what to do

Explanation of a flood alert
Explanation of a flood warning
  • Turn off gas, water and electricity
  • Move things upstairs or to safety
  • Move family, pets and car to safety
Explanation of a severe flood warning
  • Call 999 if in immediate danger
  • Follow advice from emergency services
  • Keep yourself and your family safe
Car in flood water

Never drive through flood water

  • Driving through flood water is the number one cause of death during flooding.
  • Avoid driving through flood water: just 30cm of fast flowing water is enough to move your car.
  • 3 out of 4 cars damaged by flood water are written off.
Women on windswept pier

Take care in stormy weather

  • Posing for ‘storm selfies’ could put your life in danger.
  • Take extreme care on coastal paths and promenades – listen to the advice of the emergency services.
  • Don’t walk through flood water – it could contain hidden hazards such as missing drain covers or potholes.

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