Flood warnings

You can sign up for free flood warnings online at the Environment Agency website.

Warnings can be received by phone, text or email.

You can check in advance if your property is at risk of flooding by using the Environment Agency Flood Maps.

If at risk:

  • Sign up for Environment Agency Flood Warnings if available in your area
  • Consider property flood resilience products and services.
  • The National Flood Forum offer advice, and a range of products and services are listed in the Blue Pages directory.


Rugby Borough Council do not have a statutory duty to provide sandbags and the performance of sandbags can be variable. Sandbags and sand can be acquired at local builders’ merchants and some parish councils may have also have a stock.

If you cannot get sandbags, consider using plastic bags or pillow cases filled with soil or sand. Warwickshire County Council highways may be able to provide sandbags if flooding is from the highways.

The Environment Agency has produced a guide to using sandbags for flood protection.

Advice on flooding

The government has issued advice on how to prepare for a flood, what to do during a flood, and how to recover afterwards.

For up-to-date flooding information call Floodline on 0345 988 1188.