In Scotland, 1 in 22 homes are at risk from flooding. Roads, transport networks and community facilities such as schools and health centres can be affected.

To help prepare for flooding here are some simple steps you can take to protect your family and property;

  1. Sign up to Floodline to get free advance notice of flooding in your area

  2. Have a flood plan and flood kit ready, with dry clothes, a torch and fresh water

  3. Know how to turn off your gas, electricity and water supplies

  4. Keep a list of contact numbers handy, including the Floodline number

  5. Ensure that your property has insurance that covers flood damage

To learn more about preparing for flooding, visit the Floodline website or you can get someone to download leaflets for you.