Flooding – what you need to know

With parts of northern England currently badly affected by flooding, we
thought it was timely to put some information on here about flooding.


Picture credit: derya

There is currently no anticipated risk of flooding in Norfolk. We don’t want anyone to panic, just to know where to get advice about flooding and what to do in the event of a flood that might impact on your life.

There’s a really useful page on our website that gives lots of advice. Flooding is something that lots of different public sector organisations play a part in so it’s not that easy to know where to get information and help from – this webpage does make it a little easier. You can find it at www.norfolk.gov.uk/flooding.

If you’re worried about being caught unawares by flooding, whether where you live or if you’re making a journey, you can keep up-to-date with flood alerts and warnings on the Environment Agency’s website here. It’s updated every 15 minutes so should give you a really good idea of what to expect.

The AA also has some good advice here about driving in heavy rain and flood conditions. Driving conditions are rarely perfect but knowing what to do to help keep you safe in a particular set of conditions is eminently sensible.

Again, we’re not expecting any flooding in Norfolk in the near future, in fact the weather’s looking fairly unremarkable for the next week or so as things stand. But we want you to feel prepared as and when we do get a potential flooding situation.




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