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Severe weather

Advice on flooding

  • contact the Environment Agency Floodline on 0845 988 11 88 for up to the minute advice on the risk of your area flooding
  • contact the county council call centre on 0300 111 8000 if you require sandbags
  • you can also check the Blue Pages flood warnings, an independent flood directory for details of where to purchase sandbags from
  • keep a list of important numbers with you - emergency services, utilities, insurance company
  • familiarise yourself with the isolation points for water, gas and electricity for your property
  • if it is safe to do so, isolate services prior to flooding
  • if you feel you are at risk of flooding, remove important documents and belongings to a safe place

Flood Warnings

Environment Agency is responsible for issuing up to date information regarding Flood Warnings in England and Wales. 

Environment Agency - flood warnings - this is updated every 15 minutes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Flooding risk mapping

To help to identify if your home is at risk from flooding, the Environment Agency website offers you the opportunity to view a flood risk map of your area.

Environment Agency - flood warnings

If you find that you may be at risk from flooding register with the Environment Agency for their Flood Warning Service.


We are under no obligation to provide sandbags. We are not responsible for protecting your property from damage, this falls with you. However we do have a limited supply available on a first come first serve basis.

To request sandbags email us - make sure you include your name, address and contact number details.

The county council may supply full bags if there is imminent risk of flooding from the highway and may send empty bags if your property is at risk. Customers may also choose to purchase sandbags from local builders merchants but we will not refund the costs incurred.

Read more about sandbags on the Staffordshire County Council website

Severe Snow

Weather Warnings for exceptionally heavy snow are forecast by the Met Office.

Staffordshire County Council are responsible for winter maintenance and gritting of public roads and footpaths in the county.

Make sure you keep up to date with the weather if snow is forecast.

Met Office weather forecast