Flooding is dangerous and can happen very quickly, and the effects can be devastating. Around 5 million, or a sixth, of properties in England are deemed to have a higher than normal risk of flooding. Only around half are affected by rivers or the sea, with the rest from rising groundwater, sewer problems and flash flooding.

The help sheet provides all the information you need should you be affected by flooding, including details of the various ways that we can help you. It also provides further advice taking you through insurance claims, what to do if your place of work is flooded, and other general advice.