Our Environmental Protection & Drainage Team closely with Essex County Council surround town and parish councils and The Environment agency to ensure our district is prepared in case of a flooding risk.
Are you at risk of flooding?
Flooding can come from a number of sources including rivers, runoff from land and roads, groundwater and reservoirs.
The Environment Agency have produced maps which show if you are in an area likely to flood
What can I do if I am at risk of flooding?
If you are at risk of flooding, we advise being prepared with sandbags.
- Sign up to get warnings in from the Environment Agency by phone, email or text message if your home or business is at risk of flooding from a river. The service is free.
- Sign up to get weather warnings from the Met Office by email. The service is free and will provide an update for weather warnings and severe weather warnings for your area.
- The Environment agency provide a ‘Prepare for flooding’ page which provides residents and business owners with information on how to protect their property and what you should do in a flood.