There are 5.2 million homes and businesses in England at risk of flooding. Don’t assume it’s not you. Whether you live on a hill, in a flat or in an area that’s never flooded before, flooding can still affect you, putting your home, your possessions and your family at risk.

The good news is there are some simple things you can do to prepare for flooding. Knowing what to do in a flood could help keep you and your family safe and save you thousands of pounds.

Find out if you’re at risk.

Sign up for the Environment Agency’s free flood warning messages or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188.

Visit or call 01299 403 055 to find out about protecting your home and buying insurance.

Templates for flood emergency plan plans to help you prepare are available at