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Who is responsible for managing flooding in the district?

Residents are responsible for looking after their own property, including reducing the risks of water entering it and of causing damage. Therefore, it is important that people are aware of their flood risk and take measures to better protect themselves, where appropriate.

Useful information can be found:

If you are vulnerable or know of a vulnerable person at risk please call 01480 388388 (9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, (9am to 4.45pm on Friday) to see if we are able to assist. Call 01480 434167 if you need to contact us in an emergency outside these hours. If there is a risk to life please contact the emergency services without delay using 999.

Am I at risk of flooding?

Sandbags

We recommend that all property owners make sufficient precautions to protect their property from flooding - the protection of your property is a matter for you and your decision.

We have a very limited stock of sandbags in order to support the most vulnerable members of our community, who may be in need of special care, support, or protection in a crisis. If available, sandbags will be provided for the living area of a domestic property when in imminent danger of flooding - that is, the flood water is within a few inches of the entrance to the living area and is still rising. Sandbags will not be provided for gardens, garages, driveways, sheds or outbuildings.

Depending upon the scale of the incident, our resources may be seriously stretched and we are unable to guarantee that we will be able to provide sandbags and deliver them in time to prevent flooding or that sandbags will prevent any flooding.

Preparing for a flood

We advise residents living within flood risk areas to:

What should I do if my property floods?

If your property floods:

  • call 999 and ask for the fire brigade

  • switch off the gas and electricity supply if safe to do so – do not touch your electricity source when standing in water!

  • move any high-value items to high ground

  • try to move carpets and furniture to high ground

  • put any medication in a watertight bag and keep it with you

  • pack a bag of clothes and toiletries in case you are evacuated.

See GOV.UK's page for more information: Prepare for a flood and get help during and after.

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment

The Strategic Flood Risk Assessment for Huntingdonshire  (SFRA) evaluates the extent and nature of the risk of flooding in the district. It also considers the implications for land use planning and sets out the criteria for submitting future planning applications and guiding development management decisions.

Please go to the SFRA page to view the report, map and detailed site assessments.