In an emergency if people or property are in immediate danger from floodwater call 999 immediately.
To report a flooded road call Norfolk County Council Highways on 0344 800 8020.
To request sandbags for when there is an immediate risk of flooding call 01362 656870. Breckland Council has a limited supply of sandbags so if your property is prone to flooding you can purchase your own sandbags from builders merchants or look to find otherflood protection products suppliers
Surface water flooding
Surface water flooding or flash flooding can happen quickly, without warning and is difficult to predict. You don't have to live in a flood risk area to be affected.
Any incidents of surface water flooding should be reported to the Water Management Team at Norfolk County Council by calling 0344 800 8020.
If a flash flood happens....
- Never put yourself in any danger. If you are at immediate risk of flooding and water is entering your premises, call 999 and ask for the Fire Service
- Deploy flood defences (eg sandbags, door barriers, block any air bricks to prevent flood water coming in
- Turn off the electricity and gas supply. Don't touch any electrical appliances, cables or equipment while standing in flood water, or any appliances that have been immersed in flood water
- Move pets and items of value upstairs or raise off the floor
- Keep phones, chargers, bank cards, insurance details and house keys to hand
- Avoid contact with flood water. Wash your hands regularly with clean water and soap
- Do not take any unnecessary risks such as driving through flood water
Check if you are a riparian owner. A riparian owner is responsible for any watercourse that runs along the boundary of your property or land, or runs through your land. This can be a ditch, stream or river. You should check watercourses are free from rubbish, garden waste and anything else that prevents the free flow of water)
Last updated: 11/04/2023 11:52:10