Flooding is the most common and widespread natural disaster in the UK. Since 1998 there has been at least one serious flood every year. Businesses like yours are more likely to be flooded than destroyed by fire. As our climate changes we can expect to see more extreme weather – and more floods.
We aim to reduce the likelihood of flooding by managing land, rivers, coastal systems and flood defences. While we do everything we can to reduce the chance of flooding, it is a natural process and can never be completely eliminated.