Reporting a flood

Leicestershire County Council is the lead flood agency for the county and have a wealth on information about flooding and how to report it on their flooding webpage.

You can also go direct to their flood report form.

Protecting your home from flooding

It is your responsibility to protect your home in the first instance. There is lots of useful advice online of how to be prepared and have a robust flood plan in place.

If you think that your home is at risk of flooding and believe you need to protect your home with sandbags, it is a good idea to buy some from DIY outlets ready to use in case of a flood.

Remember though, sandbags are only a short term fix and may not be appropriate or effective in some flood risk circumstances.

Council sand and bags

We keep a limited amount of sand and bags to help protect houses and critical council infrastructure in emergency situations. We do not supply these to protect other property such as gardens/ garages/ outbuildings.

When flood warnings are in place, the sand and bags are available on a first come first served basis at our depot off Wigston Rd, Oadby, Leicester. LE2 5JE. Residents are advised to bring a spade/shovel to fill the bags.

Residents with properties susceptible to flooding are strongly advised to have preparations and plans in place for flooding and not to rely on last minute supplies of sandbags.

Last updated: Wednesday, 3 January 2024 9:07 am