Flood Preparedness

Many more people in the UK are having problems with the damage caused from floods. This can be dangerous to them and it can cause a lot of damage to their homes and property.

In some cases people may already know that their house is in an area at risk of flooding or may already have been flooded before. In these instances many people have already taken measures to protect their property against the effects of flooding again in the future. Some of these solutions will be permanent and some will be used if flooding becomes likely. For example, many people in this situation will:

If you live in an area where there has been flooding or you are at high risk then you can also look at having electrical outlets placed at a higher level on the ground floor to avoid problems if your ground floor does get flooded.

If you are given a flood warning for your area then it is wise to plan ahead to try and protect your home's contents as much as possible. So, for example, you could: