The Council does not provide a sandbag service to residential or commercial properties. Sandbags can be purchased from most builders' merchants and properties prone to flooding can make more robust arrangements by installing preventative measures such as 'flood boards' to doors and air bricks. The Council will continue to support communties in the event of an emergency and will regularly review and update our plans to ensure that we are prepared
The Environment Agency website provides detailed information on flooding; including Pre-flood advice, how to prepare your property for flooding, their Flood Warning Codes, and flood warnings currently in force. Residents can also register for the Environment Agency's free flood warning service - Flood Warnings Direct by using this link or by calling Floodline on 0845 988 1188. .
Useful contacts and Information
Floodline: 0845 988 1188
Gloucestershire Highways 24 hour emergency number: 0800 051 4514
Severn Trent emergency number: 0800 783 4444 for help with sewer flooding
Welsh Water: 0800 085 3968 for help with sewer flooding
Two Rivers Housing: 0800 316 0897
Gloucestershire County Council switchboard: 01452 425000
The following leaflets provide information on flooding:
General Information following a flood
Cleaning up safely after a flood
Coping without mains water
Responding to Major Floods: What to expect from your home insurer
Environment Agency - Before, after and during a flood
For more information and health advice, visit the Health Protection Agency’s website.
More information on the Council’s emergency planning.