Flooding update: resilience and response

Councils work around-the-clock with emergency services, government agencies and the voluntary and community sector to cope with extreme weather.


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 resource, set up during the Winter 2013 floods, aims to keep member councils up-to-speed with developments during extreme weather events – 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.

Please let jo.allchurch@local.gov.uk know what your council is doing to improve resilience and reduce flood risk in your communities and we can include it in the Council News section.