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If you live in England or Wales, you can find out if you’re at immediate risk of flooding by checking current flood warnings and river and sea levels (in England only), risk of flooding in the next 5 days or if you're at long-term risk of flooding using flood maps for England or Wales.
5.2 million people in England and Wales are deemed to be at risk of flooding. Less than 40% of those at significant risk of flooding are aware of their risk and the impact of flooding on people’s lives, as measured by insurance claims, has increased significantly in Britain and across the world.*
A restoration scheme on the hills of the Peak District has the potential to reduce the level of flood risk to the towns and villages below, according to researchers.
Flood Re, the UK’s government-backed reinsurance scheme, has cut the reinsurance premiums it charges to insurance companies as of 1 January 2019