On 7 December 2022 a new flood warning service was launched in the following areas:
This work is part of a national Environment Agency project to expand flood warnings to previously hard to reach communities.
If you live in any of these areas, please read the Environment Agency’s useful guide to the new flood warning service: https://thefloodhub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Flood-Warning-Expansion-Project-Fact-Sheet.pdf .
Flood Warnings tell people about an imminent risk of flooding to their home or business and help people make informed decisions about how to respond. There are three types of warning – Flood Alert, Flood Warning and Severe Flood Warning.
Know what to do when you receive a flood warning and download this flood plan – https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/what-to-do-in-a-flood
To sign up to the new flood warning service please visit: http://www.gov.uk/sign-up-for-flood-warnings or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188.
You can also check your long term flood risk at https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/long-term-flood-risk.
The Environment Agency have announced that they will be offering a new flood warning service to properties at risk of flooding from Coledale Beck at Braithwaite.
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