Householders living in areas that have been flooded in the recent past or may be susceptible to flooding in the future are strongly advised to give some thought to flood protection measures for their property. Responsibility for protecting individual properties against flooding lies with the householder and not the local authority.
Additionally, the Council will be able to assist in the following ways:
Forecasts and warnings
Flood warning information, as well as guidance about preparing for floods, can be obtained from the Environment Agency website.
When exceptionally heavy rain is forecast, the Met Office will publish local weather warnings.
In Suffolk, the County, District and Borough Councils have taken expert advice and agreed not to provide sandbags to protect individual properties:
Removable flood boards or gates, although more costly, are significantly more effective than sandbags in preventing water entry through doorways and air bricks and are therefore likely to provide better property protection during floods.