Prepare now for flood risk

There is a tendency for us all to think that “flooding will never happen to me”. The fact is – it could.

Almost 5 million people in England are at risk of flooding and this is only going to increase with a changing climate.

The Environment Agency is running a flood campaign in early November to encourage you to act now to prepare for a flood.

Have you ever checked to see if you are at risk from flooding? Would you know what to do in a flood? What could you do now to save you time, money and worry if it happened tomorrow?

Visit www.gov.uk/floodsdestroy to take the following simple steps to help protect you, your family and home from flooding.

• Use the Environment Agency’s maps to find out if you are at risk from flooding
• Check if free flood warnings are available for your area
• Prepare a personal flood plan

Take these small steps now and help save you time, money and distress in a flood.

  • Liverpool City Council takes proactive steps to reduce the risk of flooding but there is always the possibility that it could happen . If you would like more information on how best to prepare for the unexpected like flooding or planning for winter you can contact Environmental & Emergency Resilience Unit at emergency.planning@liverpool.gov