- Switch off water, gas and electricity at mains before water enters your home
- Do not touch sources of electricity when standing in water
- Use flood protection products if you have them, eg sandbags, airbrick covers
- Disconnect washing machines and dishwashers
For more information on how to prepare your property in advance see the Environment Agency website.
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