Flood Action Week 2023 (20-26 November)

20.11.23

In England there are around 5.5 million homes and businesses at risk of flooding. The average cost of flooding to a home is around £30,000. Flooding also brings a significant risk to life. 

The mental health impacts of flooding can last for two years or more after flooding has happened, and depression, anxiety and PTSD can affect up to a third of people who have been flooded. But, crucially, taking steps to prepare for flooding, and knowing what to do in a flood can significantly reduce the damages to a home and possessions (by around 40%), reduce risk to life, and reduce the likelihood of suffering from mental health impacts in the future. Flood Action Week takes place from 20-26 November 2023 and is focused on encouraging people to know what actions they can take to prepare for flooding. Read more about how to prepare for flooding.