There is a tendency for us all to think that “flooding will never happen to me”. The fact is – it could.
Almost 5 million people in England are at risk of flooding and this is only going to increase with a changing climate. The Environment Agency is running a flood campaign in early November to encourage you to act now to prepare for a flood.
Have you ever checked to see if you are at risk from flooding? Would you know what to do in a flood? What could you do now to save you time, money and worry if it happened tomorrow?
Visit www.gov.uk/floodsdestroy to take the following simple steps to help protect you, your family and home from flooding.
- Use the Environment Agency’s maps to find out if you are at risk from flooding
- Check if free flood warnings are available for your area
- Prepare a personal flood plan
Take these small steps now and help save you time, money and distress in a flood.