The UK's Flood Warning Service is a free service provided by the Environment Agency to warn you about flooding and provide advice about what to do before, during, or after a flood.
The floodline service uses gauges at strategic locations in main rivers to identify any rivers rising past specific thresholds. Early flood warnings allow you to take appropriate actions and prepare for the possibility of flooding.
Three levels of flood warnings
- Flood Alert – Prepare. Flooding is possible and so prepare a bag that includes medicines and insurance documents. Visit the flood warning information service
- Flood Warning – Act. Flooding is expected and immediate action is required. Turn off gas, water and electricity. Move things upstairs to safety. Move family, pets and cars to safety
- Severe Flood Warning – Survive. Severe flooding can mean danger to life. Call 999 if you are in immediate danger. Follow advice from emergency services. Keep yourself and your family safe
Parish flood maps
Community flood warning areas have been identified within Newark and Sherwood.
You can register for the Nottinghamshire County Council emailme flood bulletins. They provide advice and information on how to be prepared, how they respond and the latest situation in Nottinghamshire.