Community flood plan

Checklists to help you prepare for flooding if you support a community or group

Applies to England



If your community is in a flood risk area, do what you can now to prepare for a flood. Don’t wait until it happens; you may not have time. 

The community flood plan includes a list of things you should do in advance of a flood.  

Read our personal flood plan advice for core steps to take to stay safe in a flood.  

To find out if you are at risk, you can: 

This guidance is for anyone involved in supporting communities or groups, such as: 

  • people active in the local community 
  • leaders of community groups 
  • local responders 
  • people working in the voluntary sector 
  • any other interested members of the community
Published 2 November 2012
Last updated 15 November 2023 + show all updates
  1. We have updated the guidance and added a new HTML attachment (replacing a PDF)

  2. First published.