Flood warnings are issued by the Environment Agency (EA). Be prepared! Know how to respond if warnings are issued.
>What it means:- "Be prepared"
>When its used:- Two hours to two days ahead of flooding
>What to do:- -Be prepared to act on your flood plan
-Prepare a flood kit of essential items
-Monitor water levels on the E.A. website.
>What it means:- "Flood is expected, immediate action required."
>When its used:- Half an hour to one day in advance of looding
>What to do:- -Move family, pets and valuables
-Turn off your utility supplies if safe to do so
-Put flood protection equipment in place
Severe Flood Warning
>What it means:- Severe flooding-Danger to life
>When its used:- When flooding poses a significant threat to life
>What to do:- -Stay in a safe place, with a means of escape
-Be ready to evacuate your home
-Cooperate with the emergency services
-Call 999 or 112 if you are in immediate danger
Warnings no longer in force
>What it means:- No further local flooding is currently expected.
>When its used:- When river or sea conditions return to normal.
>What to do:- -Caution! Flood water may still be around
-Contact your insurance company