River or road flooding
Heavy rainfall can lead to localised flooding which may affect your property, open spaces or roads.
If this happens contact:
- your local council to report a road is flooded or to request sandbags to protect your home. You can also buy sandbags from a builders' merchants
- the Highways England or listen to your local BBC radio station to find out if any roads are closed due to flooding
- the Environment Agency Floodline on 0345 988 1188 if you are concerned about rising water levels in a river near you or want information about flood warnings.
You can listen to recorded flood warning information for your area or speak to an operator for advice 24 hours a day.
The Environment Agency is responsible for building, maintaining and operating flood defences and for issuing flood warnings to the public.