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What to do in the event of a flood...

moving-furniture-in-floodFlooding can be extremely dangerous and unpredictable so the following advice should be taken into account if your property or area is subject to flooding.

  • Get yourself and your family somewhere safe
  • Do not drive into flood water
  • Do not approach fast flowing or deep flood water as you could be at risk of drowning and the water can be contaminated
  • Turn off your electricity, gas and water supplies in affected areas
  • Put any valuable possessions upstairs if it is safe to do so
  • If your or your family’s lives are at risk, phone 999 immediately
  • Follow the advice given from the emergency services

Useful contacts

Staffordshire County Council Highways Team
Drain flooding on the roads:
noun_Phone_140415_f531070300 111 8000
noun_Email_1198074_f53107highways@staffordshire.gov.uk

Advice on who is responsible for what in the event of a flood.

Environment Agency Incident Number
24-hour incident number to report river flooding, of an obstruction in the river that might cause flooding, or pollution or many dead fish in a river
noun_Phone_140415_f531070800 807 060

Environment Agency Floodline
Open 24 hours in times of flood
noun_Phone_140415_f531070345 988 1188