ID-10065806Floods happen quickly and often without warning. It cannot be stopped and climate change means we may have more frequent flash flooding in the future.

Tenants are advised:-

  • Listen to advice from emergency services and follow it
  • Gather essential and treasured items and important documents (eg insurance policy) and put them upstairs
  • Fill jugs with clean water
  • Move pets upstairs
  • If flood water hasn’t yet reached the house move cars to higher ground
  • Put plugs in sinks and baths and weigh down
  • Plug water inlets and disconnect machines that use water
  • Wash hands thoroughly if flood water is touched
  • Avoid walking or driving through flood water
  • Evacuate when told
  • Keep SHAL informed of your address and whether you wish to return
  • The local council is responsible for temporary housing in he event of an emergency

More information is available from our leaflet “Responding to the risk of flooding“.


 

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