Advice for severe weather
The National Flood Forum is a charity supporting those at risk of flooding.
What happens if there is flooding?
If there is high water and flooding, we can give you sandbags. Sandbags are at the following locations in Guildford town centre:
- Fays Passage, Bedford Road
- Mary Road car park
- Millbrook car park
- Millmead Court, Millmead
- Portsmouth Road car park
We cannot always guarantee sandbags will be available. Please try to make your own flood protection plan if you live in an at-risk area. Most local builders merchants supply sandbags and sand. You can also purchase permanent flood protection products for the longer-term. For advice on flood protection, visit the Environment Agency website.
There are also other locations where you can find sandbags:
If there is a flood
✔ Pay attention to the advice of the emergency services and local authority
✔ Switch off electrical and gas appliances at the mains
✔ Move important items to an upstairs room or a safe, high place on the ground floor
✗ Enter the flood water - only six inches of fast flowing water can knock you over and there may be hidden hazards
✗ Drive through flood water - less than two feet can be enough to float a car
✗ Come into contact with flood water - it is often contaminated with sewage and pollution. Wear rubber gloves and boots, and wash thoroughly if you do come into contact with flood water
During office hours, you can contact us on 01483 505050. Outside office hours, please use the following emergency numbers: