Flood Action Week 11 to 17 November 2019
The Environment Agency runs an annual campaign to encourage people to know what to do to protect themselves and their property in a flood.
In England there are more than million homes at risk of flooding. The average cost of flooding to a home is around £30,000. Flooding also brings a significant risk to life. The mental health impacts of flooding can last for two years or more after flooding has happened. Depression, anxiety and PTSD can affect up to a third of people who have been flooded.
But, crucially, taking steps to prepare for flooding, and knowing what to do in a flood can significantly reduce – by around 40% – the damages to a home and possessions, reduce risk to life, and reduce the likelihood of suffering from mental health impacts in the future.
For more information visit flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/what-to-do-in-a-flood and for a brief safety message see here