Advice and guidance on flooding in Somerset
For details of flood warnings, please visit the Environment Agency’s website.
For weather information, please visit the Met Office website
For up-to-date information about floods and other adverse weather conditions affecting roads in Somerset, please visit the Travel Somerset website.
When schools close you can find a list of schools which have let us know they are closed, or have restricted opening on the Somerset Learning Platform.
You can find details of public, school and care transport which has been affected by flooding on our Transport affected by bad weather page.
You can find details of waste collections that have been missed because of flooding, and what you should do if this has affected you on the Somerset Waste Partnership website.
If your property is already flooded you should contact the fire service. If you are concerned that your property could flood, you should contact your district council for information about sand bags:
Somerset West and Taunton
Following the floods of 2007, DEFRA and the Association of British Insurers have developed information for householders and businesses about insurance in areas that are at risk. There is also information on flood resilient homes and what you can do to reduce flood damage.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) gives advice on food safety after a flooding incident.
The Health Protection Agency (HPA) produces various leaflets on health issues after a flooding incident.
This is a directory of flood protection products and services put together to help you protect your home or business against flooding. While we cannot endorse any of the products, we are happy to provide the information so that you can make informed choices.
Where there is a risk of flooding to a depth of more than 0.9m, keeping water out can sometimes do more harm than good. The pressure of water against your property may cause structural damage to the building itself.
The National Flood Forum recommends that you visit the Environment Agency website before you buy any flood protection products.
You can also phone Floodline on 0845 988 1188 and ask for copies of their information booklets “Preparing for a Flood”, “During a Flood” and “After a Flood”.
Report flooding or mud on the road
Preparing for a flood
Pitt Review – final report on 2007 floods
National Flood Forum ‘Blue Pages
National Flood Forum
Health Protection Agency leaflets on flooding
Guidance on use of sandbags
Food Standards Agency Guidance
BBC Weather Warnings
Flooding – Information for businesses
Association of British Insurers (ABI)
Emergency Action Checklist – fold out Z card
Emergency Planning – A brief guide
Somerset flood guide – A guide for local residents
SLACCP Flood Plan 2014
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