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Flood advice

Flood alerts and warnings

If you see these or similar icons, or hear the below warnings via trusted news sources, start preparing for a flood immediately using our guide.

Flood warningFlood Alert

  • Flooding is possible
  • Have access to local updates via a reliable news source
  • Start preparing for a potential flood

Flood warning

Flood alert 1

  • Flooding is likely
  • Have access to local updates via a reliable news source
  • Prepare for a flood: Ensure your family and other members of your household are safe and aware
  • Turn off all gas, electric and water supplies
  • Move valuable items to a safe place

Severe flood warning

Severe flood warning

  • Severe flooding is likely
  • Flooding carries a danger to human and animal life
  • Prepare for a flood: Ensure your family and other members of your household are safe and aware
  • Turn off all gas, electric and water supplies and be prepared to evacuate your home
  • Cooperate with the emergency services
  • Call 999 if you are in immediate danger