Flood Safety and Community Resilience information for parents,
carers and teachers:
1. Stay informed, by getting flood warnings from the Environment Agency.
2. Protect your property and possessions with flood boards or sandbags and
move valuable things upstairs (including things like photos).
3. Have a household emergency plan, think of neighbours and prepare a flood
kit with food, water, torch, wind up radio, first aid kit, blanket, insurance
details and important telephone numbers.
4. In addition to a grab bag, try to keep 3 days supply of bottled water and
non perishable food in your home for emergencies.
5. Flood water can be dirty and contaminated with sewage, so don’t touch it.
Throw away food that has been in contact with flood water and make sure
you use appropriate personal hygiene i.e. hand washing, alcohol gels etc.
6. Don’t walk in flood water, manhole covers could be off and a small amount
of fast flowing water can knock people over, and even move cars. As little as
30cm of flood water will float a car and sweep you off your feet.
For information from the Environment Agency on flooding visit
For more information on community resilience visit