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Flooding Emergencies

If there is an immediate risk to life or you are trapped by floodwater please call the emergency services on 999

During widespread flooding the Fire and Rescue service is very busy and will prioritise its attendance to emergencies where there is a risk to life. Be assured though, that if you are trapped by floodwater or your home is severely affected, call 999 and you will be rescued.

Additional help, such as sandbags, may be available from your district council.

Flooding from highway drainage, surface water, groundwater or watercourses

  • Call Lancashire County Council - 0300 123 6780
  • Or your district council who may also be able to help

Flooding from Main River or Coastal Waters

Flooding from sewers or burst water mains - contact your water provider

Flood alerts and warnings

How to prepare for and deal with flooding
You can find advice about preparing for a flood, what to do during a flood and dealing with the effects of flooding from the Environment Agency and the National Flood Forum.

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