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We respond to flooding and weather related incidents to rescue people at risk and to help the community in many other ways.

When flood warnings are issued, the Environment Agency will activate a widget which will appear below.


If you are in an area liable to flooding, then it is a good idea to start making a personal flood plan which should include the following points:

• Know who to contact and how and keep a list with all your important contacts to hand
• Think about what you can move to a safe place before the waters arrive
• Check your insurance cover
• Know how to turn off your gas, electricity and water mains supplies

• Prepare a flood kit of essential items including home insurance documents and keep it handy

For more advice on preparing for a flood, follow the Environment Agency advice on: or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188.

The Met Office issues weather warnings about predicted severe weather conditions on its website:

The Environment Agency issues flood warnings for areas which are most at risk of flooding:


The Agency has produced a guide on what to do to protect yourself and your property before, during and after a flood which can be downloaded here:

Sign up to receive flood warnings:


Public Health England has produced some Frequently Asked Questions and other advice on health issues associated with flooding:


Travel disruption and road closures

Flooding incidents often lead to road closures and transport disruption, sometimes for prolonged periods of time. Never drive or walk through flood water, you never know how deep it is.

To check on road closures in your area, go to:





Highways England

AA Roadwatch

Please take a moment to look at our leaflet on The hidden dangers on flooded roads (PDF).



Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service does not provide sandbags. For information on the provision of sandbags in your area, contact your local authority.

The Electrical Safety Council would like to help those households that may be affected and have provided the leaflet, available on the link below, to help home owners.

Where to start when the flood water has gone


To request free Home Safety advice call free on: 0800 05 02 999. For any other fire safety advice, contact the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue helpline on: 01392 872288.

Download our Home Safety booklet


All our safety information can be made available in other languages. Please contact 0800 050 2999 to request a copy.

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