Flooding can occur in many ways, including rivers, run-off from surrounding land and the sea. The physical and emotional impacts to families, communities and livelihoods because of flood water can be devastating and long-lasting.
To find out if you are at risk:
- Search for your property using the government Flood Information Service
- Check for records of previous flood events with the Environment Agency and local authorities – including your town or parish council
- See if your property is at risk of flash flooding by visiting our Rapid Rise Catchment Page
If you find you are at risk, see our ‘before, during and after tips’ and Get Prepared information about preparing for emergencies at home, in your community and at work. You can also sign up for flood warnings.