When there's flooding in York, we'll provide assistance, practical support and information as soon as it's safe and appropriate to do so.
To get updates about current flooding in York:
Helpful information about floods
- Flood warnings
- Traffic and travel during floods
- Support for residents and businesses
- Flood safety and public health
The Environment Agency's flood information service is updated regularly; their current flood warning is refreshed every 10 minutes:
Find out what flood warning symbols mean. (North Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum)
Traffic and travel during floods
For the latest traffic and travel information, including details of road closures, visit the iTravel York website.
Get advice on driving through flood water from SmartDriving.co.uk.
Support for residents and businesses
For detailed information on financial support available for those affected by flooding, download our 'Financial support package for residents and businesses' leaflet.
You should avoid entering flood waters, as there may be hidden dangers like sharp objects, raised manhole covers and pollution. See 'What to do before, during and after a flood' (Environment Agency) for practical advice on what to do to protect yourself and your property.
Choosing trustworthy traders
We recommend referring to the following advice before choosing a trader to carry out repairs after flooding:
- Finding a trustworthy trader (Citizens Advice)
- A home services directory (Age UK York) lists traders vetted by the police and Trading Standards
Businesses affected by flooding
See advice on recovering your business safely after flooding from the Health and Safety Executive, if your business has been affected by flooding.
There is also specific advice from our Food Safety team for food businesses affected by flooding.
Flood safety and public health
We have a responsibility for public health and work closely with Public Health England.
Their range of advice for those affected by flooding includes:
- planning, managing and recovering from a flood
- how to clean up your home safely
- questions and answers about health
- mental health following floods
Flooding insurance advice
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) have advice for those recovering from floods; if you've been affected, contact your insurer.
Flood Re is a joint Government and insurance industry initiative which aims to help insurers help householders at risk of flooding.
View information about how to use sandbags for flood protection from the Environment Agency.
See our sandbag policy for information about our priorities for sandbag use.