Flood Warnings and Alerts:
The Environment Agency will issue 3 types of Alert/Warning:
It is important to remember that these are issued at Predicted Levels, not actual.
Flood Alert: This means that flooding is possible and you need to stay alert and vigilant, making early preparations for a potential flood.
Flood Warning: This means that flooding is expected and immediate action is required to protect yourself and your property.
Severe Flood Warning: Severe flooding is expected, and is likely to cause significant risk to life and destruction of property.
In Appleby we receive a lot of flood alerts for The Sands area of town – these are issued once the river is expected to reach a water level of 1.8m or over. To put this into perspective, the water does not get onto the road on The Sands until it has reached a level of 3.1m and therefore an alert is a very early trigger.
Sign up for Flood Warnings
Sign up to receive Flood Warnings by phone, email or text message if your home or business is at risk of flooding.
You’ll need to provide:
- the address you’re registering
- a phone number you can be contacted on day or night
- an email address
You can also register by calling Floodline on 0345 988 1188
The Flood Hub
The Flood Hub is a great source of information and resources to support householders, businesses and communities across the North West in becoming more flood resilient.