The flood warning service has three types of warnings that will help you prepare for flooding and take action.
Flooding is possible. Be prepared.
Two hours to two days in advance of flooding.
Flooding is expected. Immediate action required.
Half an hour to one day in advance of flooding.
Severe flooding. Danger to life.
When flooding poses a significant threat to life.
When warnings are no longer in force, it means that no further flooding is currently expected in your area and river or sea conditions are beginning to return to normal. For further information visit the Environment Agency, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency or Flood Advice from Natural Resources Wales websites.
Last updated: 12 July 2013