What to do in a flood
Are you prepared if there is a flood or severe weather?
There’s a lot you can do to prepare for bad weather or a flood. Sign up to the Environment Agency’s Flood warning system, consider installing flood prevention barriers or keeping a supply of instant aqua bags that act like sandbags.
Detailed below are useful links to other organisations that will help you with your preparation.
Flood warnings are issued by the Environment Agency.
There are three types of warnings
Warnings no longer in force –
- Flood Alert – Flooding possible. Be prepared!
- Flood Warning – Flooding expected. Immediate action required!
- Severe Flood Warning – Severe flooding expected. Danger to life
No further flooding is currently expected
Sign up to get flood warnings for your area direct to your telephone, mobile, email, SMS text message or fax by registering at the Environment Agency website
or by calling Floodline
on 0845 988 1188
For the status of Flood Warning Areas and rivers in the District go to:
Sandbags In Emergencies
Householders are encouraged to protect themselves against flood risk and there are a number of products available which help protect property. Sandbags are readily available at builders merchants and there are lots of modern alternatives that are easier to store and expand. For more information about different products please go to:
Wealden District Council like most other authorities does not supply sandbags unless a Civil Emergency has been declared (Civil Contingencies Act 2004).
Flood Information and Advice
Here is a list of useful websites/pages on the subject of flooding:
Severe weather warnings
Severe Weather Warnings
are issued by the Met Office when severe weather is expected to cause disruption to traffic etc. over a specified period of time. They are broadcast on both TV and radio, they are also published on the Met Office website.
Salting and gritting
The Wealden Salting and Gritting Policy
policy sets out the priorities for salting, gritting and snow clearing when conditions of ice and snow demand.