Useful links

The Environment Agency website has links for signing up for flood warnings, preparing for a flood and getting help during and after, and checking flood warnings and river levels.

Flood events affect each community differently, so local knowledge and experience can be helpful. Residents’ email groups or websites may be useful sources of detailed information specific to your area.

Oxfordshire Strategic Flood Management Strategy: and search for Local Flood Risk Management Strategy.

Flood preparedness

Oxfordshire County Council has a ‘flood toolkit’ at This site has a great deal of information on how to prepare for flooding.

Oxford City Council flooding advice and links:

Making your home resilient

Homeowners’ Guide to Flood Resilience: download from a reputable and comprehensive site dealing withe many aspects of flooding.

The resistance and resilience page on this website gives some advice based on our personal experience.

Insurance and compensation

The Association of British Insurers publishes comprehensive guidance on flooding and flood insurance:

Flood Re, a joint initiative between the government and insurers, aims to make flood cover affordable:

If you suffer from sewer flooding you may be entitled to compensation from Thames Water. Check their website

Disclaimer: users of this website should please note the DISCLAIMER and note on insurance advice.