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Prepare for a flood and get help during and after

This page offers advice on: 

  • planning for flooding before it happens
  • what to do during a flood
  • recovering and cleaning up after a flood

Top tips for staying safe during floods:

  1. Think about flooding before it happens.Sign up for free flood warnings and create a
    personal flood plan.
  2. Try to avoid contact with flood water. Do not drive through flood water and do not let children play in flood water.
  3. Feeling distressed after a flood is normal. Support from family and friends is important during the recovery process.
  4. Do not use petrol or diesel generators indoors to dry out your home. The exhaust gases contain carbon monoxide, which can kill.
  5. When cleaning up after a flood, wear rubber gloves, boots and eye protection, and wash hands afterwards.

For further information on preparing for a flood visit Gov.Uk

Cumbria Flood and Sandbag Information  

Eden District Council Policy

Allerdale Borough Council Advice & Information

Copeland Borough Council

South Lakeland District Council

Barrow Borough Council - Do not issue Sandbags

Carlisle District Council Do not issue Sandbags

For further details can be found in the Cumbria Sandbag Policy Document