Before a Flood

Create a Personal Flood Plan

Having a flood plan is key to minimising the impacts of flooding

By planning in advance, not only will you be better prepared to respond in an emergency, but you will be better equipped to recover from it in the long term.

The Environment Agency have a Personal Flood Plan Template that is free to use.

Key items will be helpful when a Flood Alert is received

During a flood, or in the event that you have to leave your home for an unknown length of time, there are a number of key items that you will need quick access to.

A checklist of Key Items will be helpful when a Flood Alert is received, or when you think flooding may occur based on local indicators (river levels, weather forecasts).

Key Items

Your flood plan – Paper Copy

Phone and charger/


First Aid Kit

Spare house and car keys

Notebook and pen/pencil

Torch (wind up or carry batteries)

Tools – for fitting PFR measures and turning off utilities