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Flood prevention

Click on the icons below to read more about what can be done to help reduce the impacts of flooding.

Whether you’re a homeowner, business owner, community or landowner there are a whole host of ways to help reduce the impacts of flooding and protect your property and land. By exploring the images below you’ll be able to see what’s out there to buy and also what you can do at home or together as a community.

So click on the tabs in the images below and take a step closer to becoming flood resilient!

Things the community and landowners can do

There are a vast number of ways to help reduce the risk of flooding to your community and so, in turn, to help reduce the risk of flooding to your own home. By acting as a community using the information in the points above, you’ll feel better prepared when heavy rainfall and flooding eventually come.

Our How to become a flood resilient community pages also have a lot of information, so why not take a look there as well?

Otherwise read more about what your community responsibilities are and how to make these happen in our Flood related roles of Parish Councils and Communities guide found in the Flood Library.

Things a home owner can do

You can buy flood protection measures for your home, such as door barriers, air brick covers or pumps, from a number of different providers. 

Northamptonshire County Council’s downloadable Flood Mitigation Measures guide provides a list of different products you can purchase from around the UK and includes a brief description of each along with a suggested cost, or why not take a look at the Know Your Flood Risk Campaign’s Homeowner’s Guide to Flood Resilience

You may also want to take a look at our How to protect your home from flooding guide in the Flood Library for more information on what you can do to help reduce or stop the damage from flood water.

Sign up to Flood Warnings Direct

Things a business can do

If you’re a business owner we have more information available in our Flood Advice for Businesses guide, so have a read to find out how to reduce your risk of flooding. 

You could also take a 10 minute self assessment of your business using our Business Continuity Planning – Self Assessment produced in partnership with Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Sign up to Flood Warnings Direct

Find our about Flood Funding

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