Practical steps to protect yourself and your property
There are properties at risk from flooding across the whole of the Doncaster area and this risk is often known and assessed. If a property has been identified as being at risk it is always advisable for the owner or occupant to familiarise with what they can do to protect themselves and their property.
The following practical steps are also particularly useful:
Find out if your property is at risk from flooding from a main river
Contact the Environment Agency’s Floodline on 0345 988 1188 or visit their website:
If you have recently moved into an area talk to your neighbours to find out about any history of flooding.
Make your own flood plan
If you are in a flood risk area make sure you are prepared for flooding and can minimise disruption and damage by making your own personal flood plan.
Subscribe to receive flood warnings
If you live in an area at high risk of flooding, the Environment Agency can inform you of any flood warnings they issue. Contact the Floodline on 0845 9881188 for advice on how to arrange this.
Check your insurance
Contact your insurance company to check your household policy covers flooding.
The Association of British Insurers can provide advice on flooding insurance and insurance policies:
Make your property flood resilient
The Environment Agency website provides lots of helpful information on protecting your home against the effects of flooding. The National Flood Forum and the Association of British Insurers also provide lots of helpful information and resources for residents and businesses to prepare themselves proactively in order to minimise the impact upon them.