There are several steps you can take to prepare yourself if flooding is forecast in your area.
You can find further advice on flooding from the UK Government and you can also sign up for free flood alerts by phone, e-mail or text message. These alerts will let you know if your property is at risk.
If your property becomes flooded avoid walking through flood waters.
Vehicles can quickly become unstable in moving water. Avoid driving into flooded water or a flooded area. If you’re driving and your car becomes caught in flood waters, you need to take the following steps.
Ensure you and your passengers unbuckle your seat belts and where possible climb out to safety.
As soon as possible after leaving the vehicle call the emergency services for help.
If you become trapped in your vehicle turn on all the lights, including your hazard warning lights. Shout and sound your horn for help. If able to reach your mobile call 999.