Floodline Warning Direct (FWD) and Useful links

The Environment Agency uses the Floodline Warnings Direct (FWD) system to send messages to customers to warn them about flooding from rivers and the sea.

The Environment Agency use three types of warning - Flood Alert, Flood Warning and Severe Flood Warning.

A Flood Alert will be used to warn people of the possibility of flooding and encourage them to be alert, stay vigilant and make early preparations for flooding. A Flood Alert will be issued earlier than a Flood Warning, to give customers advance notice that flooding is possible.

A Flood Warning will be used to warn people of expected flooding and encourage them to take action to protect themselves and their property.

A Severe Flood Warning will be used when there is a significant risk to life or significant disruption to communities and we need to encourage customers to take action to protect themselves and follow the advice of the emergency services.

To check if you are at risk from flooding or to register for their free Floodline Warnings Direct service, please call Floodline on 0845 988 1188 or visit their website: Environment Agency. You can also request or download a personal flood plan template, find general advice and information about flooding.
Click here to view the 'Your flood warning service' Leaflet

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