How to deal with a flood

1. Be prepared

There are a number of things you can do to ready yourself, your family and business for flooding before it happens.

  • Have adequate insurance cover and take photos of your valuables
  • Make sure you have all the information you need: keep an eye on the weather forecasts and sign up for flood warnings.
  • Keep useful phone numbers in a handy place, these can include:
  • Make a flood plan for your home or business
  • Make sure your ‘grab bag’ is ready to go.
  • Ensure you know how to turn off your gas, electricity and water supply.
  • If you’ve got flood protection products that don’t function automatically, make sure they’re ready to be put in place.
  • Make sure you know where to find sandbags and how to use them.
Print entire guide

Last updated: 12 March 2019

Was this page helpful?

Very poor
Neither good nor poor
Very good