Flooding: health guidance and advice

Flooding presents a number of risks to health. This guidance helps professionals and the public address those risks and clean up safely.

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) published the Adverse Weather and Health Plan (AWHP) on 27 April 2023.

People living through a flood

Frontline responders

Updates to this page

Published 1 February 2014
Last updated 27 October 2023 + show all updates
  1. Updated collection.

  2. Added link to the Adverse Weather and Health Plan (AWHP).

  3. Added Flooding and public mental health: assessment and management.

  4. Added connection to 'Environmental management: flooding and coastal change'.

  5. Added Public Health England surveillance report summaries for 2014 floods.

  6. First published.