BeFloodReady provides guidance and information on Property Flood Resilience (PFR), helping homes, businesses and communities to BeFloodReady
BeFloodReady is your local source of information and guidance on flood risk management, Property Flood Resilience (PFR) and how you can BeFloodReady.
How flood risk management
There are now other innovative and cost-effective products that can be used to manage flood risk at each individual property. This is called Property Flood Resilience, or PFR for short. PFR provides the opportunity for homes, businesses and communities to adapt, prepare and respond to this increasing flood risk
Traditional Defence Schemes
Permanent engineered structures, such as walls, embankments and barriers, can be constructed to manage flood risk. This type of scheme can protect a large number of homes and businesses but can be costly.
Temporary Barrier Schemes
Temporary barriers can be deployed along watercourses by the Environment Agency during flood events.
Property Flood Resilience
Includes measures such as door barriers, that can be fitted to individual buildings to reduce the risk of internal flooding
Sandbags are used widely in communities at flood risk. However, these are an ineffective form of flood protection. Sandbags do not create a watertight seal across doors and come with a range of other issues that make them unsuitable for managing flood risk.
No management of flood risk.