New Flood Maps for the UK have been released this week. For the first time the flood maps show properties and businesses at risk of surface water flooding as well as those affected by river and sea flooding. The maps indicate 3million properties at risk of flash flooding from rainfall on top of the 2.4million previously identified at risk of river and sea flooding
Chief Executive of the Environment Agency, Dr Paul Leinster, said: “Last week’s storm surge brings into sharp focus how important it is that people know if they could be affected by flooding. Being prepared can save lives, homes, personal possessions and businesses. Our thoughts are with those who were flooded.
“We have used cutting edge technology to map areas at risk of surface water flooding in England. These maps are now amongst the most comprehensive in the world.
“With one in six homes in England at risk of flooding we urge people to check if they are at risk, and sign up to free river and coastal flood warnings, by visiting the Environment Agency website.”