As storm Angus made landfall, the UK’s Met Office has issued an amber weather warning for heavy rainfall and flooding in the South West and a yellow warning for much of the rest of the country. In light of this, here is a reminder of some useful resources and helplines just in case.
Flood forecasting and warnings
Good sources for flood planning information are the Environment Agency (EA), Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) websites. You’ll find tools to help determine if a property is at risk of flooding, prepare a flood plan, and know what action to take if a flood does occur.
The EA, NRW and SEPA work with local authorities to provide advice and information to the public before and during flood emergencies and can be contacted 24 hours a day via their dedicated Floodline number: 0345 988 1188.
For coastal and riverside areas with a high risk of flooding, these agencies will also be able to tell you whether more localised flood warning information is available via dedicated telephone numbers. To learn more about the EA, NRW and SEPA Flood warning symbols, click here.
Automatic weather alerts
To be kept informed of any severe weather warning, you may wish to sign up for automatic alerts available from:
We hope you find this information helpful. Please feel free to share it with your friends and family so that they’re prepared and can take all reasonable precautions possible to minimise disruption in the event of a flood.
Be prepared and stay safe.