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Flooding

Our area has had floods and the possibility of flooding is something you need to plan for. Find out: 

What to do in a flood emergency

If there is danger to people or property call the emergency services on 999

How we can help you in a flood

You can collect sandbags from us. We can also help if you are homeless due to flooding. 

Sandbags

Having sandbags in advance of a flood can help reduce the impact of flooding. You can collect up to 10 sandbags per house, free of charge, from the following depots: 

We may be able to deliver sandbags if your health or personal situation mean you can't pick them up.  Call us well in advance of flooding because severe conditions can close roads.

We don't provide sandbags for businesses. 

Clearing up after a flood

We can collect flood damaged items from your property, please contact us. You must give us your permission to remove damaged property. You will need to confirm which items we can move.

If you work together as a community group to collect used sandbags to a central point, call us and we will pick them up for you. 

Homeless due to flooding

If flooding has made you homeless you can contact us for homeless advice.

Out of hours emergency number: 0870 428 6905 

How to report flooding

You can report flooding to people who will deal with it: 

Report blocked public drains and flooded roads

Contact Cumbria County Council,  Highways team. They will clear blocked drains and flooded roads.

Report a flood to Cumbria Highways team 

Report flooded streams, culverts and groundwater

Contact Cumbria County Council to report flooded streams and culverts. Also to report areas of flooded ground.

Report a flood to Cumbria County Council 

Report blocked private drains and burst water mains

Report flooding caused blocked drains and burst water mains to United Utilities.

Report blocked drains to United Utilities

Report burst water pipe to United Utilities 

Report flooding main rivers and sea 

Report flooding main rivers and sea to the Environment Agency or call them on 0800 80 70 60 

How to prepare for flooding 

The Flood Hub helps householders, businesses, communities and landowners plan for flooding. 

Flood alerts and warnings 

You can use alerts, warnings and rainfall maps to find out if a flood is likely to happen:

Planning to cope with flooding

You can prepare your own emergency, resilience and flood action plan. Some people have already made emergency plans using our emergency plan template. Community emergency planning 

Flooding can effect services like electricity, water, gas or highways. You might need emergency updates and contacts.

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