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Flood Warning - Environment Agency
- Advance flood warnings can be viewed on the Environment Agency and Met Office websites. Environment Agency - Flood Warnings. Members of the public and businesses can also register with the Environment Agency to receive flood warnings via their Floodline Warnings Direct service.
- Further information about how to do this is available either by calling Floodline on 0345 988 1188 or from Environment Agency – Sign Up for Flood Warnings.
- To find out if you could be living in a flood risk area, follow the link to the latest information on the Environment Agency's website Environment Agency - Am I at risk of flooding?
If you own land or property alongside a river or other watercourse, including a culvert, you have rights and responsibilities as a riverside property owner. Your responsibilities are explained in a useful guide available from the Environment agency on Owning a Watercourse – your responsibilities.
- The Environment Agency - has powers and responsibilities to manage flood risk from main rivers, and works with others to maintain and improve main rivers throughout England.
- Hertfordshire County Council - is the Lead Local Flood Authority for Hertfordshire and has the role of managing flood risk from surface water and groundwater.
- Hertfordshire County Council - Highways fault reporting system - If there is flooding of the highway, it should be reported using or telephone 0300 123 4047.