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Flooding information

Cumbria County Council flooding advice

Advice on emergency planning and financial support


To help prevent the flooding of homes in the area, we have stocks of sandbags at the following depots:

  • Ulverston: North Lonsdale Road Depot, LA12 9DZ
  • Kendal: Canal Head Depot, Kendal, LA9 7BY
  • Windermere: Ecclerigg Depot, Ecclerigg, Windermere, LA23 1 LJ

You can collect sandbags during normal office hours and have up to 10 per property.  In some cases the depots will stay open for longer so that sandbags can be collected outside of office hours. 

In exceptional circumstances we will attempt to deliver sandbags to the elderly and infirm. To arrange this please call our contact centre on 01539 733 333.

There is no charge for the service however we cannot guarantee that there will be enough sandbags or that we can deliver them during emergencies.

We are not able to provide sandbags for commercial premises.

Flooding maps and warnings

Floodline: 0345 988 1188 or 0845 988 1188

Flood warnings for England

Flooding and extreme weather guidance

Long term flood risk assessment

Travel information

If you have been affected by flooding

Report a flood

Report a flood or possible cause of flooding

Report a flood incident to Cumbria County Council

Health advice

How to clean up safely after a flood

Flooding: questions and answers about health

If you have been made homeless due to flooding

Emergency accommodation

Homeless advice

Contacts and support if you have been made homeless

Insurance advice

Insurance advice to people who have suffered flood damage

Flood re: affordable insurance for householders who have suffered flood damage

Rebuilding work after a flood

Contact Trading Standards for consumer advice concerning work on your property after a flood.

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