For the latest information on road closures, flood alerts and advice in Gloucestershire, please visit www.glosprepared.co.uk or follow #floodglos on Twitter.
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. 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 Waterside living in Gloucestershire [890kb] is available to help explain this further.
Stay up to date
- Follow #floodglos and @Glos-prepared on Twitter for the latest updates.
- Stay tuned to local radio stations or go to the BBC Travel News page
- For information on keeping safe in the bad weather visit Glosprepared - local resilience forum for Gloucestershire
- For the latest weather forecast and advice, visit The Met Office
- The Environment Agency has up to date flooding information at www.environment-agency.gov.uk
- The Highways Agency is also issuing the latest travel information at www.highways.gov.uk/news/breaking-news#1