Step-by-step guide on how to prepare for flooding

With further flooding expected across Britain this weekend, The Environment Agency has issued a step-by-step guide on how to prepare for flooding.

Here are some of the key points which can help you reduce the impact of flooding:

  • Prepare a flood kit with important documents such as passports and insurance certificates, blankets and warm clothing, first aid kit, radio, tinned food and bottled water.
  • Make a flood plan which will help you decide what practical actions there are to take before and during a flood.
  • Meet with members of the local community, communicate with neighbours and help to ensure everyone can access up-to-date flooding information.
  • Prepare your property for flooding and reduce water from short, shallow flooding through the use of sandbags.

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