If you have suffered a flood you will know how distressing it can be. This section includes information on how to prevent flooding, and where you can get more advice.

Where can I get sandbags from?

Sand and sandbags can be purchased from your local Builders Merchant, DIY store or Garden Centre.

More information about protecting your property from flooding is available at The National Flood Forum website.


What does the council do to investigate and prevent floods?

Following a flooding incident where a number of properties and businesses are affected, the council will work with the Environment Agency and Devon County Council to investigate the cause of the flooding.

The Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) for our area is Devon County Council. They will use this information to produce flood incident reports which feed into the flood risk management strategy. 

For more information about the LLFA and their work, please visit their website.


How can I prevent flooding happening again?

If you have already experienced flooding, or you believe you may be at risk, there are steps you can take to protect your property.

The Association of British Insurers have produced a guide to Resistant and Resilient Repair after a flood, which you can download Icon for pdf here [101KB].

The "Know Your Flood Risk" Campaign have also produced a document for homeowners, which describes a number of flood protection measures. You can download this document here.