Support for Householders
By being better informed and prepared for flooding you may be able to reduce the damage it can cause and help you to recover from the effects more quickly. There are lots of things you can do to prepare yourself and your home- a short summary of what you can do now, where to get flood updates and what to do when you get a flood warning is provided by the EA:
The National Flood Forum
The National Flood Forum has compiled a catalogue of flood protection products and providers known as the Blue Pages. In addition, you can access Flood Re- an initiative between the Government and insurers to provide affordable insurance for residential properties in flood risk areas or with a history of flooding.
Property Flood Resilience (PFR)
Advice and guidance on how to protect your home from flooding is available from a variety of sources. PFR can reduce the risk of water getting into your home but can also reduce the impact of flood water if it was to enter your property. You can click here to read more about PFR and find information on the South West PFR Pathfinder Project which CCFF is a delivery partner in.
The EA also has this booklet on how to prepare your property for flooding, which can be accessed here.