Be prepared for flooding

Be aware


Check if your property is at risk of reservoir flooding:

There are a large number of reservoirs in Calderdale, 13 of these have been categorised by a study commissioned by central government as high priority reservoirs. An emergency off-site response plan has been developed for each of these 13 reservoirs. If you live in an area that may be most affected by a reservoir, you will have received information in November 2013.


Check if your property is at risk of river flooding: Flood map for rivers|External link

If you live in a flood warning area and have a landline you can receive free flood alerts from the Environment Agency when there is a risk of river flooding to property. If you would like to unsubscribe from this service or change the way you receive warnings, contact the Environment Agency:

Surface water

If you are not in a river flooding area, but think you might be vulnerable to surface water flooding, the Council's drainage engineers may be able to give advice.

Contact Streetcare on 01422 288002.

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In the event of an emergency

The Council is informed by the Flood Forecasting Centre of any potential flood risks. The warning may be a:

River flooding

Sirens, installed to warn of river flooding across the Upper Calder Valley, will be activated.

Keep informed. Up to date information on the current status of the river Calder is available online: Flood warnings|External link, or by ringing Floodline on 0845 988 1188.

Reservoir flooding

If there is a reservoir emergency, you may be alerted in one or more of the following ways:

Note: in the very rare case that a reservoir breaches unexpectedly there may be no time to issue a warning.

Report it

If you see flood water, identify the source of the water - blocked gully, reservoir, watercourse or sewer - so that you can alert the appropriate authority. See Report flooding.

Support from the Council

During a flooding incident the Council will endeavour to carry out the following actions where necessary:

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Keeping you informed

At times when the weather causes disruption to services, the closure of schools or the cancellation of events, information will be published online: Emergency updates and service disruptions.

Useful Information

You can also find up-to-date information at: eyeoncalderdale.com|External link and by following @Calderdale|External link on twitter and Calderdale Council on Facebook|External link.

Mapping data, including GaugeMap (river gauge data) is available at Calderdale Data Works|External link.

Last Updated: 15/09/2016