You are the first line of defence against floods. It is your responsibility to protect yourself, your family, property or business. There are a number of proactive steps you can take if your property is at risk from flooding, including:
- Making sure your building is adequately insured.
- Considering the installation of flood protection products.
- Have a family or business flood plan in place to protect your property and belongings.
- Register to receive free SEPA flood warning messages via text message
SEPA have comprehensive advice to offer on how to be prepared for a flood event on their website. Click here for the link to SEPA website.
If you are a riparian land or property owner there are further steps you could take to maintain the hydraulic efficiency of a watercourse and reduce the risk of flooding. Please refer to the booklet ‘Managing Flood Risk Oct 2011’ for further guidance, you will find this under Current Documents.