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Advice for businesses in the Lower Swansea Valley

Information and advice if your business premises is at risk from flooding in the Lower Swansea Valley area.

Flood alerts are now active in the Lower Swansea Valley area. As part of the flood risk management scheme to raise flood awareness of those at risk, we have compiled  PDF Document Emergency flood procedures for businesses (PDF, 2MB)Opens new window and  PDF Document Flood warning codes and associated actions for businesses (PDF, 1MB)Opens new window to help businesses respond to a flood incident. 

Is your business at risk from flooding?

Find out if your business premises are at risk on the  PDF Document Lower Swansea Valley flood risk map (PDF, 2MB)Opens new window.

Sign up for flood alerts

Register for free flood warnings from the Environment AgencyOpens new window or call Floodline on 0845 988 1188.

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Natural Resources Wales will endeavour to use Twitter alerts to share the most critical flood warning information about imminent flooding to homes and businesses.

Complete a flood plan for your business

Gov.uk - create a flood planOpens new window

Significantly reduce financial losses, damage to property and business interruption; complete a flood plan for your business so you know what to do in a flood-related emergency. Taking simple steps can go a long way to protecting your business. Preparing a flood plan could:

  • Help compliance with regulatory requirements (eg. Occupier's Liability Act 1984)
  • Reduce exposure to civil or criminal liability
  • Enhance your business's image and credibility with employees, customers, suppliers and the community
  • Help fulfil your moral responsibility to protect employees, the community and the environment
  • Help you to obtain insurance cover

If you require assistance with compiling a flood plan for your business email floodawareness.wales@naturalresourceswales.gov.uk.

Further information and advice

Many think the council will provide them with sandbags when they are at risk of flooding however this is not the case. The National Flood ForumOpens new window gives advice on where to purchase resources to protect your premises from flood water. The Blue Pages DirectoryOpens new window  gives details of companies that sell such items as alternatives to sandbags.

Support is available from Know Your Flood RiskOpens new window whose focus is to raise awareness of the issue of flood risk, and to provide guidance to all communities across the public and private sectors in educating homeowners and businesses. There are many areas of common ground between relevant organisations, and by joining together they are more likely to succeed in the face of the growing challenge of flood risk.

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