Preparing for a flood

Nine steps to being prepared

Flooding can happen at any time and sometimes with little warning. Therefore preparation is key to making sure you, your family and your friends are safe, as well as reducing the damage to your home and treasured belongings.

Even before bad weather is forecast, on a quiet evening when you have some spare time there is one important task you can carry out…

Create a household emergency plan to help you deal quickly and effectively with an emergency situation, including flooding. Our Are you ready? guide includes important information on how to best prepare, as well as a template for a household emergency plan and what to include in a ‘grab bag’.

If a flood warning has been issued, follow the nine steps below to be as well prepared as you can be. Tick off each step to reveal the next.