Emergency Preparedness for Flooding

We work in partnership with the emergency services, district and borough councils and the Environment Agency to ensure a co-ordinated response to flooding emergencies.


We're committed to working closely with communities and parish councils to help improve personal and community resilience to flooding.

Under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, local authorities, both the county and district/borough councils are designated as "Category 1 Responders".

Together with the emergency services we must carry out risk assessments of a range of hazards which could affect our county. Flooding is considered to be one of our highest risks.

Because the nature of emergency planning our response to flooding will always involve many agencies, further information in relation to flood risk and flood contingency planning (opens in a new window) can be found on the Derbyshire Local Resilience Forum's website Derbyshire Prepared (opens in a new window).