06 Aug '11, 7pm

What should I do when it floods? Vital advice: #floodaware

In the event of a flood it is important to focus on the safety of you and your family . If it is about to flood, DO THESE THINGS NOW: Tune into your local radio station on a battery or wind-up radio. Switch off your electricity / gas supplies. If you have a flood plan , put it into action. Move important items to safety If there's time, fit any flood protection products you might have such as: Flood boards Airbrick covers Sandbags or alternative barriers Toilet bungs (only needed for downstairs toilets) Any other flood product You should be prepared to act quickly and get yourself to safety. Put the safety of people first and listen to advice from the Police and the Emergency Services. Remember that their concern is for your safety. Stay alert to localised flooding Also known as 'surface water flooding'. This usually happens where drainage systems are unable to cope with h...

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