Spread the word and help people stay safe and prepared for flooding
In England there are over 5 million homes at risk of flooding. The average cost of flooding to a home is £30k. Flooding also brings a significant risk to life. The mental health impacts of flooding can last for two years or more after flooding has happened. Depression, anxiety and PTSD can affect up to a third of people who have been flooded.
But, crucially, taking steps to prepare for flooding, and knowing what to do in a flood can significantly reduce the damages to a home and possessions (by around 40%), reduce risk to life, and reduce the likelihood of suffering from mental health impacts in the future.
Support the Environment Agency’s flood action campaign and help keep people safe.
How to support the Flood Action Campaign
Here are a few ways you can help people to Prepare Act Survive. Images, graphics, video and sample posts for social media as well as posters and banner ads can be found on our campaign materials page.
Support us on social media
- Follow @EnvAgency on our national Twitter account for messages to share. You can also follow your local Environment Agency regional accounts, which will be posting local messages.
- Like and share our pages and posts on Facebook
- Follow and like our Instagram posts and stories
- Post your own flood awareness messages including the campaign hashtag #PrepareActSurvive. We’ve put together some useful facts and figures and provided the campaign images for social media on the campaign materials page.
Publish information on your website and newsletters
- We’ve drafted a short article to explain the risks of flooding and what you should do in a flood. Please use it on your website, newsletter or other communications.
Find out more about what we do at www.gov.uk/environment-agency
Please note this content is for England only.