Protecting your property
It is your responsibility to
protect yourself, your family, property or
business. Help is available and many organisations work
together to predict and protect you from flooding.
Making your property
Protecting your property is a key
part of helping to reduce the impact of flooding on your home or
business. There are a number of systems and products available to
help (such as door barriers, air brick covers and foams and
compounds that stop the ingress of water). These measures aim to
reduce any permanent damage that might otherwise be caused by flood
water and will ensure that the structural integrity of your
property is maintained.
We are not able to give specific
advice on measures to protect individual properties as these would
need to be considered on a case-by-case basis. However you can find
out more on the options available by exploring the links
Remember, always seek professional
advice before making alterations to your home. It is also important
that flood products are properly maintained and checked regularly
so they are ready to use when needed.
The Property Protection
The National Flood
Forum's 'Property Protection Advisor' allows people to
estimate just how much it will cost to protect their home from
flooding using flood protection products. After entering
basic details about the property, such as the type of construction
and the number of rooms, the Advisor will produce an instant
tailored online report for a householder, estimating what it would
cost to reduce that risk.
The Property Protection Advisor can
be found at nationalfloodforum.org.uk.
The webpage also contains links to tools and guidance,
Find out if you are at risk from
Agency's website can be used to view
'flood maps', these show areas that could be affected by
flooding from main rivers, the sea, reservoirs and surface
You can also sign up to
their free flood warning system on the website or by
phoning Floodline on 0845 988 1188.
For more information