Councils have been working around-the-clock with emergency services, government agencies and the voluntary and community sector to cope with prolonged extreme weather over the last few months.

Clearing roads, rescuing stranded motorists, pumping away floodwater, delivering sandbags to people's homes and providing emergency accommodation are just some of the wide range of services provided for communities and the national economy as a whole.

This new resource aims to keep member councils up-to-speed with developments during the ongoing wet weather – including the latest updates from government, what councils are doing to support communities, LGA press releases and links to other useful information. It also provides a live record of flood alerts across the UK. The LGA is participating in the national recovery groups convened by government. If there are issues affecting your council that you wish to raise or examples of how your council has been supporting local communities and/or cost impacts of recent events contact jo.allchurch@local.gov.uk.

LGA flood news

All the LGA press releases and responses relating to flooding and flood resilience and response


Council news

A look at what councils around the country are doing to support communities during recent severe weather. 


Updates from government

Here you will find up to date government announcements.


Further useful information and documents

Here you will find other key documents and guidance which may be of interest to councils.


What is happening in your council area?

We are keen to ensure we have a comprehensive picture of the issues and impacts of flooding on councils and welcome feedback from you on this. Look at our Key Contacts section on the link above to find out how you can help.


Flood portal

The gateway to local flood risk management information, learning and networking.

Weather warning 18/19 July 2014

The Met Office has updated the Yellow RAIN Alert (Low likelihood of medium impacts) to cover the risk from the heavy showers over this weekend. The warning may be updated as confidence increases. Impacts could include surface water flooding, flooding on fast responding urban catchments, power outages due to lightning strikes as well as poor driving conditions and problems for outside events. Councils may wish to ensure that out of hours teams are fully briefed to deal with enquiries from residents and businesses.

Keeping residents and businesses informed

How councils are keeping residents and businesses informed of recovery work and opportunities to access support grants and advice.

Severe weather recovery scheme : tranche 2

The purpose of this grant is to support those local authorities to assist their communities in dealing with recovery from flood damage caused by severe weather on and between 8 February and 30 May 2014