For assistance with or to report a flood call the Environment Agency on 0800 80 70 60.

If you live in a flood risk area, you may benefit from knowing what to do in a flood and downloading the ‘Prepare. Act. Survive.’ flood plan.

In the event of flooding with risk to life or you are in immediate danger phone 999.

A multi-agency group, in which Rother plays a pivotal role, responds to flooding emergencies in the district.

Areas vulnerable to flooding

Do you live in an area that is vulnerable to flooding either from the sea, rivers or rainfall? As we enter the winter season there is increased potential for the sea to breach sea defences in certain places along the Rother coastline, and for higher levels of rainfall to impact…

Avoid flooding

Walk around your property, try and understand where water might flow or build up. Watch what happens when it rains to help you understand this.Do those areas have any drainage to help water get away?Are there solid structures preventing water flowing away, could these structures be altered to incorporate drainage, e.g.…

River and coastal flooding

River and coastal areas most likely to be affected have specific arrangements in place for a multi-agency response to major incidents. You should already be aware if you live in one of these areas but you can check on the Environment Agency's Flood Map Pages for confirmation, as well as hints and advice…

Flash flooding emergency assistance

During periods of flash/localised flooding, we can be inundated with calls from residents asking for assistance across the 200 square miles of the District. Sandbags are available and residents can collect up to 12 bags free of charge from the following places: - Bexhill Community Help Point, Town Hall, TN39…

Flood Warning Symbols

The Environment Agency's updated warning service has three types of warnings that will help you prepare for flooding and take action.