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Flooding in Swale

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The Environment Agency plays a vital role in warning people about the risk of flooding and reducing the likelihood of flooding from rivers.

Flooding is one of Swale's biggest risks. To discover if your home is at risk, please click on to the Environment Agency Flood Map and type in your postcode area where shown.

The Environment Agency offers more information on how you can prepare for flooding, what action to take, what current flood warnings are in place, how to manage flood risk in your area and much more.

If you are in a flood risk area you can sign up for .GOV Flood Warnings

Flooding from groundwater

Advice to help reduce the impact from groundwater can be found by downloading the flooding from groundwater leaflet (PDF 183kb).

Keep yourself and others safe

Drivers must be flood aware


For information about flood warnings in force in your area, you can call the Environment Agency Floodline on 0345 988 1188 and when prompted enter the quick-dial number for the section of river that affects you.

Be prepared

An advice leaflet What to do before, during and after a flood leaflet has been produced by the Environment Agency and gives information and advice about flooding, how to prepare and what to do in an emergency.

The Environment Agency has also produced a helpful checklist of things you can do to be prepared:

Further information and advice can also be found at:

Twitter - connecting communities

The Environment Agency has a link on Twitter to connect communities that are at risk of flooding @info4local.

Contact us

If you have any queries or require further information, please email our Emergency Planning team or call 01795 417619.

Flood Re

A joint government and insurance industry initiative, making insurance available and affordable for homes affected by flooding.

Flooding and sandbags

Information and advice on what to do before a flood.

After a flood

Information and advice on what to do after a flood.
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