Flooding and your property
This page gives advice on how to prepare you property for flooding and to find out if any flooding is forecast.
Assessing the risk of your property/ business flooding
Your property/ business could be at risk from flooding. The flooding could be from different sources:
- watercourses (fluvial)
- surface water (pluvial)
- leaks or burst pipes
Check if your property is at risk from flooding on the:
If your property is as risk, you could create your own flood plan, for more information visit:
Find out if flooding is predicted
- Call Floodline on 08459 881188
- Check the Met Office - Weather warnings website for current weather warnings.
- Check the GOV.UK - Flood warning for England website for current flood warnings.
- Listen to local radio and/or watch local TV stations for weather and flooding updates: BBC Hereford & Worcester 104fm & 94.7fm.
Guidance on making your property flood resilient
- Check out the National Flood Forum website for information on Flood Protection and Resilience and preparing for flooding; also visit Facebook - The National Flood Forum.
- Visit the GOV.UK - Find out if you're at risk of flooding in England website.
- Visit the Know your Flood Risk website for live flood updates app and to buy a flood report for your property
- Download Know your Flood Risk - Homeowners guide to flood resilience.
- See information on how to obtain sandbags.
- For historic buildings see the Historic England website for advice on Flood Protection and Resilience and preparing for flooding of historic buildings.
- The BRE have created a Flood resilient home which has been adapted to the flood resistant up to 2 feet, visit the BRE website for useful tips for your property; download BRE - Six Steps to Property Level Flood Resilience - Guidance for property owners.
- For specialist flooding insurance for properties at risk or have previously flooded, FloodRe can help, visit the FloodRe website.
Set up a local flood action group
If your community is frequently flooded it might be worth setting up a local flood group.
The National Flood Forum lists the benefits of setting up a local flood group which can:
- Address concerns over malfunctioning assets/and other issues
- Be constantly in touch with what is intended for their community
- Know procedures that are already in place regards routine maintenance
- Have a voice as to the future flood risk of their community through consultation
- Instigate ‘flood watchers’
- Create awareness of flood risk to the wider community
- Prepare to reduce the impact on the community should a flood event occur.
Find out how to form a flood group on the National Flood Forum website.
Current flood groups in Worcestershire
- Astley Flood Action Group
- Bewdley Residents Flood Committee
- Charlton Flood Action Group
- Himbleton Flood Action Group
- Kempsey Flood Action Group
- Kempsey Flood Forum
- Riddings Brook Flood Group
- Sedgeberrow Flood Group
- Severn Stoke Flood Alleviation Group
- Tenbury Wells Flood Action Group
- Uckinghall Flood Action Group
- Upton upon Severn Flood Forum
- Wick Flood Alleviation Committee
- Wolverley Flood Forum
Please contact the Flood Risk Management Team if you would like to add your flood group to this page.