During Flooding 

Information and guidance about what to do during a flood

 

Flood Warnings

Flood Warnings cover smaller, community-level areas where we expect to see flooding of properties from rivers or the sea. 

  • Move family, pets and valuables to a safe place

  • Turn off gas, electricity and water supplies if it is safe to do so

  • Put flood protection equipment in place

   

Severe Flood Warning

Severe Flood Warnings are issued when flooding from rivers or the sea may already be happening and there is danger to life. 

  • Stay in a safe place with a means of escape

  • Be ready to leave your home if asked by emergency services.

  • Cooperate with the emergency services

  • Call 999 if you are in immediate danger

 

Find Local Information

  • Call Floodline on 0345 988 1188

 

 

If you are evacuated

Listen to advice from the emergency services and evacuate when told to do so.

 

You will be taken to an evacuation centre run by your local council. Food and bedding is provided if needed but you will need spare clothing, essential medication and baby care items if you have an infant.

 

Most evacuation centres will let you bring your pets. You should take pet food and remember to put your dog on a lead and cats and small animals in a pet carrier or secure box.

Report a flood

 

Blocked drains and gullies

Report flooding caused by blocked drains, gullies or water running off fields to the local authority.

  • 01446 700111

 

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Blocked rivers and landslides

Report flooding caused by blocked rivers, landslides or flooding from rivers and the sea to Natural Resources Wales

24 hours incident line:

 

  • 03000 65 3000

Burst water mains flood

If a flood is caused by a burst water mains, contact Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water on: 

  • 0800 085 3968

Problems with gas, electricity or sewerage

If you are concerned about floodwater affecting your gas, electricity, water or sewerage services, please contact your supplier:

 

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For sewer flooding, or if your toilet or sink is backing up during floods please call Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water on: 

  • 0800 085 3968

 

Further information is available on their website Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water

 

Sandbags

The Community Councils and the local authority have a small stock of sandbags ready to deploy at times of flooding, but our main priority is to protect the public at large.

 

Please contact them regarding their process and collection of sandbags, further information is available on our sandbag page.

 

Sandbags

 

If your local authority doesn’t supply sandbags, you can buy your own supply from DIY stores and builder’s merchants.

 

The local authority can also advise what to do with sandbags after a flood. They can be contaminated by flood water, sewage, oil or fuel and may need to be treated as contaminated waste.

 

Floodwater is Dangerous

It can be contaminated with sewage, chemicals and animal waste so always wash your hands thoroughly.

Never walk, drive through, or let children play in floodwater - six inches of fast flowing water can knock you over and two feet of water will float your car.

  • Flood water can rise very quickly - never walk on sea defences or river banks and be aware that bridges may be dangerous to walk or drive over.

  • Be careful of fallen trees and power lines. The flood water can also cause manhole covers to come off and flood culverts.

  • Do not drive through or pass Road Closed signs, roads are closed to avoid danger to the public or to those working on or next to roads.

 

 

Information and guidance on what to do: