Before, During & After a Flood Event
At Sefton Council we are working hard to reduce flood risk across the borough, but as an individual you have a responsibility to be aware of the level of risk to your home and to prepare accordingly. Being prepared involves planning for before, during and after a flood and there are simple actions that can be taken to ensure your safety. The North West Flood Hub website is an excellent resource to help you to understand and prepare for flood events.
Individuals have a responsibility to plan and protect themselves and their property from flood events. You can buy sandbags from most builders' merchants and DIY stores. Plastic or polypropylene are best as they last longer. There are also several modern types of sandbag on the market which use an absorbent polymer instead of sand which are easy to position. Another means of protection is by fastening plastic sheets to the outside of any external doors and keeping them closed.
If you have suffered flooding on a previous occasion, we would recommend that you keep your own stock of sandbags or have permanent flood protection installed. Please note, Sefton Council does not collect sandbags after a flood event, you are responsible for their safe disposal