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Flooding Information Frequently Asked Questions

Some tips to staying safe when flood waters hit:

  • Move your family upstairs or to higher ground. If the flooding is severe the authories may move you to emergency centres
  • Don't try to walk or drive through floodwater - six inches of fast flowing water can knock you over and two feet of water will float your car
  • Never try to swim through fast flowing water - you may get swept away or be struck by an object in the water
  • Avoid where possible contact with flood water - it may be contaminated with sewage
  • Switch off water, gas and electricty supplies at the first sign of flooding to your property
  1. Am I at risk from flooding?
  2. How do we obtain sandbags?
  3. How do I to stay safe in a flood?
  4. I am thinking of buying a house in the Borough but Insurers are vague as to whether I can get Flood cover. Is there any information available detailing the risk of flooding in the area?
  5. What do I do when I hear a flood warning?
  6. Who is responsible for collecting sandbags once flooding recedes?
  7. What is the difference between Flood Watch and Flood Warning?

Contact Information:

By telephone: please see our Flooding Information web page for contact details.

By email: streetcare@rbwm.gov.uk

By post: Streetcare Services, RBWM, Town Hall, St Ives Road, Maidenhead, Berks SL6 1RF


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Modified: 2008-11-24
Published: Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:55:18
Author: Allison Helyer
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