Flood Ark

External Resources

This page is intended to help those who wish to protect their home or business from the threat of flooding and those that are recovering from a recent flood. We have brought together the most useful resources and contacts we know of – giving you quick and easy access to all the help and support you require.

Environment Agency Flood Risk Warnings

The Environment Agency monitors river and sea levels and their Flood Information Service provides details of all flood warnings currently in force across England and Wales.

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Check Your Flood Risk


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GaugeMap is an interactive map showing live river level data from 3000 gauges in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. The data is refreshed every 15 minutes and each gauge is linked to a corresponding Twitter account which posts twice a day to keep users updated.

Gauge Map

Flood Alerts

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Flood Alerts is the UK’s first live flood map. It offers residents of England, Wales and Scotland personalised flood alerts and detailed, mapped flood warnings. Users of the platform can assess the flood risk to their premises and likely travel routes.

Flood Alerts

Practical Steps to Mitigate the Risk from Flooding

The ‘Know Your Flood Risk Guide’ has been created to provide home and business owners with practical steps which can be taken to mitigate the impact of future flooding events. The guide has evolved over a number of years and the latest version includes advice based on real-life case studies – so you can learn from the experiences of others.

Know Your Flood Risk Guide PDF
Direct Line

Minimise Flood Damage to Your Home

A major insurance company has produced a document that is packed full of tips for making your home or business more flood resilient. They make the valid point that installing flood defences should be more cost-effective than repeatedly paying for damage repairs.

Direct Line Flood Resilience Guidance

Recovery Support and Grants

National Flood Forum

If you have been flooded, the National Flood Forum can help. The NFF is a national charity dedicated to supporting and representing any individual or community at risk of flooding. This includes helping people to prepare for flooding and to recover their lives after a flood. The NFF also campaign on behalf of flooded communities in meetings with government and agencies. They will be able to provide you with up-to-date guidance on any grants that you might be entitled to.

National Flood Forum
Flood Resilience Grants

The government has previously provided Flood Resilience Grants to flood victims following the 2012/13 and 2015/16 winter floods. The grants were made available to domestic, commercial and agricultural property owners, and we would expect that future flood victims will also be able to make claims.

Flood Resilience Grants Case Study
Campaigns, Reports and Reviews

We like to stay up-to-date with all the latest news. Read some of our recent blogs looking at the national campaigns, reports and reviews that come out of the industry.

  • Flood Re: Is the Government’s Insurance Scheme Working?
    Flood Re: Is the Government’s Insurance Scheme Working?
    16th January 2018

    Flood Re – the contract between insurance companies and the government that is supposed to reduce insurance premiums on properties at risk from flooding – has been running for nearly two years now...

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