Flood warnings and information

Somerset flood warnings and information

Sign up for FREE flood warnings

You can sign up to get FREE message alerts when a warning is issued for your area. Alerts can be delivered by email, phone or text. They are really important in helping people know when to act.

Sign up at https://www.gov.uk/sign-up-for-flood-warnings

Environment Agency flood warnings

All active main river flood alerts and warnings, regularly updated with information about water levels. These warnings have three levels – Alert, Warning, and Severe Warning.

Check at https://check-for-flooding.service.gov.uk/

If you are not in a flood warning area

The Environment Agency’s flood alerts and warnings cover the risk of flooding from main rivers and the sea, but not from surface water flooding.

Here are some ideas for alternative warnings you can use as triggers to put your flood plan into action.

Guide to alternative warnings: https://thefloodhub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/7-Alternative-Flood-Warnings.pdf

Check river levels online: https://check-for-flooding.service.gov.uk/river-and-sea-levels
or https://www.gaugemap.co.uk/

These websites allow you to check the level of the nearest watercourse to you with a measuring station.

Check your flood risk: https://www.gov.uk/check-long-term-flood-risk

Any property can flood, even those not near a watercourse. However some areas have a higher risk than others of flooding from surface water, rivers or sea. Check what your flood risk is here.

Travel Somerset: https://www.travelsomerset.co.uk/

Travel Somerset is on X (formerly Twitter) @TravelSomerset

In wet weather, check before you travel.

Never drive through floodwater. Just 30cm of floodwater can move your car, and 60cm can float a vehicle.

Driving through floods is the biggest cause of deaths during flooding.

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