Flooding can happen at any time of the year, affecting
your home, travel and work life. 1 in 22 homes and 1 in
13 non-residential premises in Scotland are at risk of
flooding. This is why flooding is the most common natural disaster
in the UK.
Residents should consider the balance between the likelihood
that their home may flood and the cost of installing products that
can help reduce flood damage. Try the Wheel of
Flooding Fortune Game to manage a virtual home against the
threat of flooding. How will you decide to invest?
Education Scotland's Ready For Emergencies website is also
a good way to learn about and preparing for flooding.
You can help yourself by taking simple
Advice on insurance is available from the Money
Advice Service. The leaflets below contain
further advice and information.
Who does what during flooding?
The Scottish Environment Protection
Agency (SEPA) is Scotland's flood warning authority.
It provides flooding updates and advice on being prepared for flooding.
Be aware of who does what during flooding and severe
weather events. Remember that while local authorities, national
agencies and the emergency services all have a part to play, the
person who can usually do the most to help you is you.
The Scottish Flood Forum provides support to
those who are affected by, or at risk from, flooding. A range of factsheets are available on their
For further information, see the SEPA