Are you at risk? What can you do?

You may know the area you live in well. Or you may be thinking about moving to a different location.

It’s always good to understand the current flood risks in your area. It’s even better if you can to take action that will reduce the risks of damage to your home.

These links are to sites offering information on flooding, flood damage, and how to be prepared for floods.

Please note, we’re not responsible for external websites.

Could my home flood?

Find out if you live in a high-risk flood area:

Flood risk per country: England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

This tool will open a new tab with third-party results or a flood risk map of the property’s country. Flood Re is not responsible for the information provided on this site. For more information visit: gov.uk/check-flood-risk

Understanding your flood risk

You’ll find more details about flood risk surveys and the right kind of flood protection for your home here:

The Association of British Insurers
www.abi.org.uk

The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management
www.ciwem.org

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
www.rics.org/uk

The National Flood Forum
www.nationalfloodforum.org.uk

The Scottish Flood Forum
www.scottishfloodforum.org

The Blue Pages
www.bluepages.org.uk

Environment Agency
www.gov.uk/government/organisations/environment-agency

Scottish Environment Protection Agency
www.sepa.org.uk

Natural Resources Wales
www.naturalresources.wales

Department for the Environment
www.doeni.gov.uk

Flood Protection Group
www.property-care.org

How to prepare yourself in case of a flood

Find out more about flood risks levels in your area and what you can do to prevent flooding.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
gov.uk/prepare-for-a-flood

The National Flood Forum
www.nationalfloodforum.org.uk

Property Care Association Flood Protection Group
www.property-care.org/homeowners/flood-protection/flood-protection-and-your-property

Flood Toolkit
www.floodtoolkit.com

Know your flood risk
www.knowyourfloodrisk.co.uk/sites/default/files/FloodGuide_ForHomeowners.pdf

Flood Guidance
www.floodguidance.co.uk

Polygon Essential Guide To Flood Planning and Preparation
https://www.polygongroup.com/en-GB/resources/flood-preparation-planning/

 

 

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Support if you have been flooded

If you have been flooded and need to make a claim please contact your insurer directly.

British Damage Management Association
www.bdma.org.uk/publications/flooddocs

Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) Guide to repairing a property following a flood
www.ciria.com/flooding

Direct Line’s guide to minimising flood damage in the home
www.directline.com/home-cover/minimise-flood-damage

How to make a claim for a flood

We don’t pay claims to householders. You’ll need to contact your insurer and start your claim with them.

All valid claims are reimbursed to the insurer by us at a later date. Those payments go direct to the insurer.

Helpful resources

For takeaway information, download a copy of our PDF guides to Flood Re here:

England
A quick guide to Flood Re for householders living in England

Northern Ireland
A quick guide to Flood Re for householders living in Northern Ireland

Wales
A quick guide to Flood Re for householders living in Wales (English and Welsh language)

Scotland
A quick guide to Flood Re for householders living in Scotland

 
 
 

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