The Red Cross has recognised the dangers of flooding to people and properties, highlighting how millions of people in the UK live and work in areas at risk of flooding.

This useful resource sets out:

  • How to prepare for a flood
  • What to do during a flood
  • What to do after a flood

There is also guidance on mental health and well-being, and some background on the causes and risks of flooding in the UK.

Meanwhile, the Government has announced payments for communities affected by flooding due to Storm Henk.

Help will be available for:

  1. Flooded households in eligible affected areas, who can apply for up to £500 cash to help with immediate costs.
  2. Households and businesses significantly affected, who will be eligible for 100% council tax and business rates relief for at least 3 months.
  3. Small-to-medium sized businesses in eligible affected areas, who can apply for up to £2,500 from the Business Recovery Grant to help them return quickly to business as usual.
  4. Eligible flood-hit property owners, who can apply for up to £5,000 to help make their homes and businesses more resilient to future flooding via the Property Flood Resilience Repair Grant Scheme.
  5. Farmers who have suffered uninsurable damage to their land will be able to apply for grants of up to £25,000 through the Farming Recovery Fund towards repair and reinstatement costs for farmers adversely affected by exceptional flooding.

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