Ensure your business is ready. Following the recent snow and rainfall, we are advising our member businesses to be prepared for a possible flood.
We encourage you to review your flood resilience plan, and to visit your premises frequently, especially if you are currently closed due to the Covid-19 national restrictions.
Firstly, make sure you are signed up for free flood alerts and warnings from the Environment Agency, which can be received by call, text or email by more than one individual at a business.
It is important to understand what the different warnings mean so you can use them as a trigger to put your plan into place at the right time.
Please see below for a breakdown of each warning level and the suggested action.
We advise that you keep checking the council website for your area for localised updates:
Flood Alert – Flooding to low lying land and roads is possible. Stay vigilant and make early preparations for a potential flood.
Flood Warning – Flooding is expected. Immediate action is required to protect yourself and your property.
Severe Flood Warning – Severe flooding is expected. Significant risk to life and property. Prepare to evacuate and cooperate with emergency services.