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How can I prepare for floods?

Advice for elderly & those with mobility difficulties




Download Leaflet - Creating a flood plan for family and the elderly (165 kbs)


The safety of older people or those with mobility difficulties is one of the most important things to consider in a flood.

  • Make sure that an elderly or immobile family member, neighbour or friend has a place to stay in the event of a flood.
  • If you have a disability contact your Health Board and ask them how they will help if you are at risk from flooding.
  • Plan an escape route, particularly if you are in a bungalow.
  • If you live in a house and have window locks, always keep a key upstairs so that youÂ’ll be able to let rescuers in.
  • Make a list of useful numbers and keep it in a safe place.
    The list should include:
    • Family and neighbours who can help.
    • Your Local Authority & Health Board.
    • Your insurance company claim and emergency numbers.