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Flooding

For the latest information on road closures, flood alerts and advice in Gloucestershire, please visit www.glosprepared.co.uk or follow #floodglos on Twitter.

 

Flooding advice

We work in partnership with local town and parish councils, Gloucestershire County Council, the Environment Agency, Gloucestershire Highways, the emergency services, neighbouring local authorities, Severn Trent Water, the Lower Severn Internal Drainage Board and local volunteers to ensure that we are as collectively prepared as possible and manage flood risk from all sources.

Whilst the risk of flooding can be reduced, it cannot be prevented entirely.  The primary responsibility for protecting property at risk of flooding rests with property owners.

Even if your home is not directly at risk from flooding, we can all be affected by the consequences of an unexpected event. Flash flooding usually arises as a result of heavy rain over a short space of time and has caused a great deal of disruption. Unlike river flooding, surface water flooding is much more difficult to predict. pdf icon Your essential flood guide [354kb] contains useful information on flood risk, emergency guidance and post flood help.

If you have a river, stream, ditch or culvert running through or alongside your property, you are most likely considered a 'riparian owner'. You have responsibility for the maintenance and upkeep of the watercourse to ensure that it is not a flood risk to other people or property. The leaflet pdf icon Waterside living in Gloucestershire [890kb] is available to help explain this further.

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