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.
- 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 diarrhoea, fever or abdominal pain.
- 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
Useful contacts - if you are flooded you need to report this – please refer to the relevant contact details
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