It is the responsibility of the householder to protect their property and belongings from floodwater. If you live in an area which has been flooded in the past be prepared if flood warnings are given for the East Cambridgeshire area.
The Council has produced a leaflet 'Be Prepared in the Event of Flooding'. This leaflet provides some useful information to help residents on what to do if your property is at risk of flooding and what to do in the event of it being flooded.
What help will the Council provide if my property is in danger of flooding?
The Council will try and help if your home is in imminent danger however priority will be given to the elderly and infirm.
Given the limited staff available over the whole district you are advised to purchase your own sandbags or use plastic carrier bags filled with soil to block doorways and airbricks in times of torrential rain.
How can I find out up-to-date information about floods and flood warnings for our District?
You can obtain up-to-date information about floods and flood warnings for our District from The Environment Agency's online flood warning service, which shows the real time current flood-warning situation throughout England and Wales.
- Visit the Environment Agency website for more information
- Download a Flood Warning Service Information Leaflet