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Flooding

Many people within Derbyshire live in flood risk areas.


Financial help

We've made £20,000 available to help residents and businesses affected by the recent flooding in February 2022, as part of our Derbyshire Floods Hardship Funds.

Residents

If your home has been flooded or damaged by flood water you can apply for a one-off emergency payment of £104.

Apply for the flooding hardship fund for residents

Businesses

Small or micro-businesses with up to 50 employees, whose premises were flooded will be eligible to apply for an emergency payment of £500 to help them cope with immediate, short-term loss of income. 

Apply for the flooding hardship fund for businesses

Flooding support

Here we provide information on:

As well as this you can find information about our role, responsibilities and duties as the Lead Local Flood Authority under the Flood And Water Management Act 2010 including:

If you live or work close to a watercourse and within the natural floodplain, there is a risk that river flooding may threaten your property or workplace.

Flooding can also affect areas away from the natural flood plain. Intense and prolonged storms can exceed the capacity of the local drainage system or saturate the ground and put many more homes, businesses and people at risk from surface water, groundwater and watercourse flooding.

We work alongside the Environment Agency in their work to manage the risk of flooding and minimise the effects and damage caused.

We also work with the Environment Agency and other partners to plan how to best protect the community of Derbyshire from flooding and how to respond in an emergency.

Flood warnings

The Environment Agency is responsible for issuing flood warnings to the public. It provides a dedicated Floodline information service tel: 0845 988 1188. The line operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

The flood warning information is updated every 15 minutes.

River Basin District Draft Flood Risk Management Plans 2021 to 2027

The Environment Agency (EA) have worked together with Lead Local Flood Authorities (LLFAs) and other Risk Management Authorities (RMAs) to produce draft Flood Risk Management Plans (FRMPs) for public consultation.

The 3 month public consultation on the draft FRMPs will run from 22 October 2021 to 21 January 2022. The EA want your views and comments to help inform a final set of plans and actions to manage flood risk between 2021 and 2027.

You can provide your views either online or through a downloadable response form.