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Flood defences around a pub.

The Flood Guidance Statement provides information for Category 1 and 2 responders to help them with their emergency planning and resourcing decisions. It presents an overview of the flood risk for England and Wales across five days and identifies possible severe weather, which could cause flooding and significant disruption to normal life.

Benefits include:

The centre has produced a Flood Guidance Statement User Guide (PDF, 898 kB) to help our customers interpret the information they receive.

How do Flood Guidance Statements differ from existing Met Office, Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales Services?

In comparison to the Met Office National Severe Weather Warning Service (NSWWS):

In comparison to existing Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales flood warnings:

Any Category 1 or 2 responder can register online to receive Flood Guidance Statements by completing the online registration form or by calling the FFC on 0300 12345 01.