With yellow weather warnings in place across much of England and Wales today, the Met Office has warned there could be cases of localized flooding.
Flooding can happen very quickly, and taking precautions to protect your home can save you time, money, and livelihood.
The first step in protecting yourself from flooding is to create a flood plan.
It’s a good idea to make a list of the phone numbers you might need in the event of a flood, including your local council, utility providers, and the insurance company.
Make sure you know how to shut off your electricity or gas supply as you will need to do this quickly in the event of a flood.
Understand what you would need to move if water started to seep into your property, think about pets, furniture, valuables, and your car.
Finally, ask yourself if you could ask someone for help or offer it to your friends or neighbors.