Preparing for Floods

Prepare for Floods in advance

There are 3 levels of flood warning:

Flood alert – Prepare

– Prepare a bag that includes medicines and insurance documents
– Check flood warnings

Flood warning – Act

– Turn off gas, water and electricity
– Move things upstairs or to safety
– Move family, pets and car to safety

Severe flood warning – Survive

– Call 999 if in immediate danger
– Follow advice from emergency services
– Keep yourself and your family safe

So be prepared:

Sign up for Flood Warnings

Make a flood plan for your household

Know how to turn off your water, electricity and gas

Find out where you can get help – locally or nationally

Check your insurance Protect your property

Can you install flood protection in your home? Remember to keep drains and gulley clear? Think about what you would do well in advance before the flooding hits.

Bookmark flood warning and information sites.

Flood Warning System

Remember! Flood Warnings have changed

The sirens in Grimsby and Cleethorpes were decommissioned at the end of December 2020.

The New Flood Warning Service alerts residents to the possibility of flooding many hours – and sometimes days – in advance.

It sends timely, tailored, location- specific messages with exact details of what to expect, when, and how to react. These messages can be sent to your email, your mobile phone or your home phone or a combination of them.

Everyone in the area is encouraged to sign up now.

Visit www.gov.uk/flood or call 0345 988 1188.