Flood Warnings

                                                                                                                                                           Page last updated: 3.3.2019

You can sign up on the Environment Agency (EA) (click to open) website to receive free flood alerts and warnings to you by telephone, mobile, email, SMS text message or fax, whichever you prefer.

Flood Alerts - Environment Agency policy and process. Representatives of the CVFF met with the EA on 21 May 2018 to discuss concerns about the apparent increase in alerts since the end of 2017. Notes on the meeting are attached - Alerts meeting with EA 210518 (click to open)

The EA have stated that Flood Alerts and Warnings are now based on the Chew Stoke as well as the Chew Magna flow guages, and they are exploring greater use of rainfall guages, groundwater readings and weather forecasts.

JBA Consulting in their report on the Chew Magna Property Level Protection Scheme Evaluation (see link under Backround Reports) (click to open) have commented that the Chew Magna Emergency Flood Plan is outdated and does not reflect the PLP scheme.  The Flood Forum Steering Committee will input its suggestions regarding Flood Wardens to Chew Magna Parish Council.

The EA advises that residents should ensure they are prepared for flooding, with a suitable plan in place of what to do if flooding occurs. Guidance on how to prepare a personal plan is available on the EA website ('Make a flood plan') (click to open) and a checklist is also available on the Gov.uk website - Personal Flood Plan (click to open link)

The EA has published a number of guides including these:

Flooding: Minimising the risk (click to open) Oct 2012

Flood Warnings: what they are and what to do, (click to open) Nov 2010 updated Apr 2014

What to do before, during and after a flood (click to open) (Was Nov 2010, now undated)

Living on the edge - a guide to your rights, and responsibilities of riverside ownership (click to open) Oct 2014

Owning a watercourse - you responsibilities and rules to follow for watercourses on or near your property, and permissions you need to do work around them (Feb 2018) (click to open)