Anyone concerned about flooding in their area should contact Natural Resources Wales on 03000 65 3000
During a flood emergency
- Try to stay calm and check on neighbours or any vulnerable members of your community.
- Listen to the local radio for up-to-date news on the flood.
- Don’t throw rubbish into watercourses or leave debris on the banks – it can add to the flooding problem.
- Ensure that you wear plastic / rubber gloves when handling affected items as floodwater can contain sewage.
- Switch off the gas, water and electricity if your house gets flooded.
- If road conditions permit and it is safe to do so, remove vehicles to areas unaffected by flooding; ask friends and relatives to use their parking facilities.
- Store belongings upstairs or in a high place downstairs.
- If you live in a bungalow, caravan, prefab or any other dwelling without access to a second storey and you find yourself in difficulty, alert the emergency services so you can be evacuated. If you are able to self-evacuate and stay with family or friends, inform the emergency services so your location is known.
- If flooding traps you, stay by a window and try to attract attention.
- Obey road closures or advisory notices that are put out for your safety.
- Avoid moving water. Moving water only 6 inches deep can sweep adults off their feet.
- Don’t dispose of damaged goods until your insurers have had a chance to inspect them.
- Don’t use electrical circuits or equipment exposed to floodwater until checked by a qualified electrician.