Preparing for flooding
Flooding can happen suddenly and with little warning. It is important to be prepared for flooding with a plan in place to protect your home, belongings and family.
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Protecting your property
Property owners are responsible for protecting their property from flooding. For a quick guide explaining what PFR is, Ciria have created this animation. We can help with a free flood survey and you may qualify for help to buy flood protection equipment through our Property Flood Resilience Product Subsidy Scheme.
- Protect your property with reduced cost equipment
- Familiarise yourself with how to turn off your gas and electricity and water
- Keep drains clear to allow surface water to escape
- find out information on our flood pod and sandbag policy
- Take 'before' photographs of your property and contents
- Back up important computer data and protect items that can't be replaced
- Move your car to higher ground if it's safe to do so
It's a good idea to have a resilience plan as a community, so that neighbours with local knowledge can help each other alongside the emergency services
Having insurance is highly advisable
Household emergency lifesaving plan
A plan you and your family make for times of emergency means you have information to hand which will be useful during utility outages. Keep the plan in a safe place as part of an emergency pack.
Household emergency lifesaving pack
A household emergency lifesaving pack contains essential equipment and supplies to help you during utility failures. The pack should be prepared in advance and kept safe for future use.
The Scottish Flood Forum
The Scottish Flood Forum is a charitable organisation which supports individuals and communities at risk of flooding and that have flooded. It specialises in flood recovery and resilience.
- Ready for Flooding leaflet
- Household Flood Plan leaflet
- Flood Toolkit - a useful guide to flood protection for property owners including:
- Homeowners Guide to Property Flood Resilience (PFR) leaflet, and
- Virtual Tour of the Flood Mobile - providing examples of PFR
- Property Protection Advisor - this is a simple 'ready reckoner' tool that raises awareness of the options available and initial costs towards flood resistance measures for different types of properties
- Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters Guide to Professional Conduct
- For further information visit www.scottishfloodforum.org