If your home or business is at risk from flooding it is important that you are prepared for if the worst happens.
Check for local flood warnings if your area is at risk. Check on the Environment Agency website regularly for any potential flood warnings in your area. - http://apps.environment-agency.gov.uk/flood/31618.aspx
They also have a 24hr telephone line: 0345 988 1188 (type talk: 0345 602 6340)
Ensure you have enough protection for your home before the floods strike. Sandbags need to be in position before the water hits your property – they will not work if flood water has already entered your property.
It is important to remember that Local Councils are not obliged to provide sandbags to residents, although they may make provisions for certain vulnerable people. How to use Sandbags effectively to protect your property
If sandbags come into contact with floodwater they may contain contaminants such as sewage so we would recommend that you wear rubber gloves when removing used sandbags after a flood.