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Flooding emergencies

It is your responsibility as a homeowner or resident to protect your home from flooding.

We recommend taking precautionary measures and purchasing your own sandbags in case of flooding emergencies.

  1. Where can I get sandbags from?

    You can purchase bags, filled or empty, from most local builder’s merchants or from the following suppliers:

  2. I can’t get sandbags, what do I do?

    If sandbags are not available, you can use:

    • rolled-up mats or carpets
    • bags of garden compost
    • pillow cases filled with soil (don't overfill them)
    • timber boards (possibly screwed to door frames and sealed with mastic)

  3. Where can I find information on flood warnings?

    You can find up to date information on flood warnings by visiting the flood warnings page on the Government's website.

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