Preparing and dealing with flooding
Braintree District has been affected by flooding in the past so to prepare as much as possible if your home or business is likely to flood. It is up to you to protect your property and there is a lot you can do in advance of any bad weather. We do not provide sandbags for homes or businesses.
If you know you live in a flood area you can prepare for flooding by:
- Finding out if you are at risk of flooding
- Registering for the Environment Agency’s Flood Warning scheme
- Registering for the Met Office’s Severe Weather Warning updates
- Preparing a personal flood plan for your home
- Preparing a grab bag
Take a look at the National Flood Forum website and their Blue Pages which has advice on flood protection products and suppliers.