Flood warnings

The UK's Flood Warning Service is a free service provided by the Environment Agency to warn you about flooding and provide advice about what to do before, during, or after a flood.

The floodline service uses gauges at strategic locations in main rivers to identify any rivers rising past specific thresholds. Early flood warnings allow you to take appropriate actions and prepare for the possibility of flooding. 

Sign up to receive flood warnings from the Environment Agency in England by phone, email or text message if your home or business is at risk of flooding. The service is free.

You can also sign up to receive flooding warnings via email from Nottinghamshire County Council. These provide advice and information on how to be prepared, response and the latest situation in Nottinghamshire.

Flood warnings

There are three levels of flood warnings in England.

Flood Alert – Prepare

Flooding is possible. Prepare a bag that includes medicines and insurance documents. Visit the flood warning information service.

Flood Warning – Act

Flooding is expected and immediate action is required. Turn off gas, water and electricity. Move things upstairs to safety. Move family, pets and cars to safety.

Severe Flood Warning – Survive

Severe flooding can mean danger to life. Call 999 if you are in immediate danger. Follow advice from emergency services. Keep yourself and your family safe

See current flood warnings in England.

Assess your risk using the Newark and Sherwood parish flood maps.