If a flood is happening now and there is risk to life, call 999.

Flood recovery grants for those affected by Storm Henk

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At risk of flooding

Check the long term flood risk for an area in England

What you can do to plan for flooding

If your property is in a flood-prone area then we advise you to:

You can find more information about what to do on the National Flood Forum. The forum is a charity run by people who have experience of flooding. It offers advice and support to communities and individual who have been flooded or are at risk of flooding.

Flood and weather warnings

Check for flooding in Reading on the GOV.UK website

Check UK weather warnings on the Met Office website

Keeping healthy, safe and well after flooding

Mental health impacts

Flooding can cause significant stress, even if your property isn’t directly affected. Common feelings include tiredness, anxiety, and difficulty sleeping. It’s vital to prioritize your and your loved ones’ mental health and wellbeing. Stress can arise from:

  • disruptions in healthcare, household routines, schooling, and
  • damage to homes and personal belongings.

Community support groups and neighbours can play a vital role in coping and recovery. Find out more about flood-related mental health impacts on GOV.UK.

Looking after yourself in the short term

There will be lots of practical work that needs to be done but making time to talk to someone you trust can be helpful. Your friends and family are there to support you and making the time to talk to and support each other to get better is important.

Start home clean-up efforts only when you feel mentally prepared and avoid overexertion during the recovery process. Remember, feelings of anxiety and stress are normal. We can offer some practical support and community centres can offer additional help.

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Local health services

In case of health concerns, contact your GP or call NHS 111.

Local flood risk management strategy

The Reading Borough Council local flood risk management strategy aims to increase awareness of local flood risks, provide an overview of the ongoing efforts to reduce these risks in Reading, and explain the long-term plan for managing flood risks.

Local Flood Risk Management Strategy

Flood investigation report 2024

This flooding investigation report, prepared on behalf of Reading Borough Council, investigates the impact of flooding in the Reading area in early January 2024 caused by Storm Henk.

Section 19 Flood Report

Last updated on 16/07/2024