- Wirral Council: Flooding Advice
- you should know how to turn off your gas, electricity and water at the mains. Ask your supplier for help on how to do this
- if you have a disability contact Wirral Health and Social Care to find out how they can help you in the event of a flood
- The National Flood Forum is a national charity dedicated to supporting those at risk of flooding
- Floods Destroy - government advice on preparing for a flood
- GaugeMap gives live updates on Environment Agency river level gauges in Wirral and across England and Wales.
The government provides advice on flooding including:
- preparing for flooding
- getting help before, during and after a flood
- how to make a flood plan for your home or business
- free flood warnings and flood maps
- floodline telephone number
- find out if your building, contents and motor insurance policies are covered for flooding and that you understand their terms and conditions
- if you are uninsured you will most likely be responsible for covering all costs of flood damage. Contact Citizens Advice
- contact your insurance company immediately if your home has flooded
- if you are made homeless in an emergency, get advice from Wirral Council’s Housing team
- read advice from the government about insurance
- obtaining flood insurance explains how to get insurance cover if you live in an area within an identified flood risk area
- the Local Welfare Assistance Scheme provides a safety net to Wirral residents in the case of a disaster or emergency. It is there to meet one-off needs and not ongoing expenses
Plan for resilience
Being prepared involves knowing more about the risks of changing weather patterns and planning accordingly.
The Flood Hub provides flooding information and resources. It aims to help householders, businesses and communities across the North West in becoming more flood resilient.