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Flooding advice

If you are concerned about immediate or possible flooding in your area please read our flooding advice. In an emergency, ring 999.

When safe to do so, please also report flooding events to the County Council online or by telephone on 0300 500 80 80.

Report on Hucknall flooding likely to be extended

An in-depth study into last year's flooding in Hucknall is likely to take longer than first anticipated. Read more about the Hucknall flood study.

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Flooding advice

The Environment Agency state that over five million people are at risk from flooding in the UK. We have put together some information so you can find out if you are at risk and how you can prepare yourself for flooding.

View flooding advice.

Surface water mapping

Find out more about the surface water maps published by the Environment Agency in December 2013 and how we are using this information.

Lead Local Flood Authority

Nottinghamshire County Council is now a Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) and has new powers and duties for managing flooding from local sources, namely Ordinary Watercourses, surface water (overland runoff) and groundwater in the administrative area of Nottinghamshire.

Find out what our duties are and what we've been working on.

Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment

Nottinghamshire County Council was required by the Flood Risk Regulations (2009) to prepare a Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment (PFRA). The PFRA is a high level screening exercise to identify areas where there is significant flood risk in national terms for reporting to Europe (known as Flood Risk Areas).

Find out more about the Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment and view the report.

Local Flood Risk Management Strategy

Flooding has had a significant impact on local communities in the County in the past, and the County Council is currently developing a Local Flood Risk Management Strategy which will set out how organisations and communities should work together to manage this risk.

Find out more about the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy.

Ordinary Watercourses Land Drainage Consent

As a Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA), we are responsible for granting consent to individuals, group of individuals, companies and public bodies, who wish to carry out changes to an ordinary watercourse that may affect flow or flood risk.

Find out which changes require consent and how to apply for consent.

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