During a flood

  • Keep an emergency grab bag with items such as a radio  with spare batteries or a wind up radio.  A battery torch with spare batteries or a wind up torch. First aid kit and medication, bottled water and emergency food enough for three days. Copies of important family documents in a waterproof bag, such as passports, birth and insurance certificates
  • Protect doorways and low level air vents with sandbags or rubbish bags filled with earth
  • Turn off gas and electricity
  • Move as much as you can, including food, upstairs
  • If you are trapped by flooding, remain near a window to attract attention
  • Call Floodline on 0845 988 1188 for warnings and information
  • Check on your neighbours, particularly those who are elderly or infirm

Visit the Environment Agency website for up-to-date  information.

In the event of flooding, there may be risks of ill health due to water-borne infection.

The Health Protection Agency have issued advice on what measures should be taken to reduce these risks.

The Environment Agency have produced 3 guides giving practical advice on preparing before a flood, and what to do during and after a flood.

The Cheshire Resilience Forum has information on how to prepare for an emergency.

Cheshire East Flood Mitigation Policy


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