Ensure you have torches, any medication and waterproofs in a safe place. You may also want to fill jugs and saucepans with clean water. 

“In 2009, Cockermouth in Cumbria was left devastated after heavy torrential rain caused massive flooding to the area, costing £275m in damage to 900 properties

Pets and animals

If your landlord is okay with you having pets in your property, move any animals upstairs with a means of escape. For more information on keeping pets at your property, please read this useful blog post

Turning off supplies

Make sure you know how to turn off gas, electric and water supplies when flood water is about to enter your home. If it is safe to do so, turn off any equipment that uses water (like washing machines and dishwashers). Please contact your local emergency contacts if you believe you are in any danger.