Eastry News

Raising Awareness of the risk of flooding in Eastry



Is your home at risk of flooding?

  • Over 5 million homes and businesses in England are at risk of flooding Is yours one of them?
  • The average cost of flood damage to a home is £30,000, and the mental health impacts are long lasting
  • You could be out of your home for an average of 5 months.
  • Crucially taking steps to prepare for flooding can reduce the damage to your home and possessions by around 40%.


With winter fast approaching, now is the ideal time to check if you’re at risk of flooding: gov.uk/check-flooding

How can you prepare?

  • Sign up for warnings at uk/sign-up-for-flood-warnings
  • Create a flood plan uk/prepare-for-flooding
  • Find out how to protect your property here org.uk
  • Check your insurance to see if you are covered
  • Have a flood kit of essential items at home
  • For help and advice call Floodline free on 0345 988 1188.



Visit: check-for-flooding.service.gov.uk/plan-ahead-for-flooding


Help make a difference in your community and help in times of flooding – sign up to become a volunteer Flood Warden: