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During a flood

During a flood if there is an immediate risk to your life or you are trapped by flood water, call 999.

In the event of a flood, Wyre Council will work with the Environment Agency, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, Lancashire Police, Lancashire County Council and other appropriate agencies to help those affected.


During a flooding incident, regular updates will be posted to the home page of the council website and social media pages:


  • flood water can rise quickly, so always focus on the safety of you and your family before your property and be prepared to act quickly
  • if you are asked to evacuate your home, follow the advice of the emergency services
  • avoid walking or driving through floodwater. Driving in flood water significantly increases risk of drowning
  • turn off gas, electricity and water supplies if flood water is about to enter your home. Do not touch any electrical appliances or cables when standing in flood water
  • move family, pets and your flood kit upstairs, or to a high place with a means of escape
  • call 105 to report or get information about power cuts in your area
  • avoid contact with flood water and wash your hands regularly. Swallowing flood water can cause serious illness
  • check on vulnerable neighbours and relatives who may be unable to raise the alarm or evacuate their property. Only call 999 if it is an emergency. If there isn't a risk to life but you are worried about someone, please report it online

How to report flooding

  • please report any incidents of flooding to the internal areas of your property to Wyre Council by calling 01253 891000
  • call the Environment Agency Floodline on 0345 988 1188 to report a flood flooding from a reservoir, river, coastal water or watercourse
  • call Lancashire County Council on 0300 123 6780 if flooding is from highway drainage, surface water or groundwater
  • call United Utilities on 0345 6723 723 if flooding is from sewers or burst water mains