Flood risk

Most floods in Cheshire East have come from rivers, surface water run-off and sewers. There have been few problems caused by groundwater flooding.

You can see an overview of flood risk in our Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment. or you can search long term flood risk by location.

For Cheshire and local area flood risk reports used in regional spatial planning, see strategic flood risk assessment.

If you are buying a house, extending your home or making a planning application, please check your flood risk. Remember to check both the flood risk from rivers or the sea and the flood risk from surface water for a full picture of risk at your location.

Flood warnings

For flood warnings, see GOV.UK

For Met Office weather warnings and advice

Key flooding contact details

Before a flood: The FloodHub provides guidance on whom to contact about various types of flooding.

During a flood: Always contact the emergency services (999) if you or a family member is in immediate danger.

Following a flood: Please contact us on 0300 123 5500 or Flood.Investigation@cheshireeast.gov.uk to report flooding at your property on any date or in any location within Cheshire East, or to submit photographic or video evidence of flooding to aid investigations.

Page last reviewed: 01 December 2020