If a flood warning has been issued, respond in the right way.

  1. Quickly but safely move people and pets upstairs, as well as the following or raise high off the floor:
  • valuables
  • emergency flood bag
  • sentimental items
  • electrical equipment
  • moveable furniture

Make sure you also move your car to a safe place or higher land level. Remember: do not park your car anywhere that restricts access to emergency vehicles trying to reach you or other people.

2. Check whether you can stay with family or friends in a safer location.

3. Make sure you have all of your essential personal information together in a waterproof bag, including insurance details, bank details, essential telephone numbers.

4.Turn off your electricity and gas at the mains before any water enters your home.

5. Alert your neighbours and help the elderly and those with small children if it is safe to do so.

6.Block doorways and airbricks, and put in place any flood prevention products that you own or contact the group for sandbag resources.

7. Do not walk or drive through floodwater as there could be potentially lethal hazards hidden.

It can take as little as 6 inches of water to knock an adult off their feet, and just 24 inches of water to float a car or 4×4.

8. Keep up to date through Tadcaster Flood Action Group: Facebook page, local news, radio stations,  and Floodline 0345 988 1188 for further information and announcements.