Sources of flooding
Floods can happen anywhere at anytime, caused by rising ground water levels, burst water drains, hillside run-off from sudden rain as well as flooding from rivers and the sea.
Even if you live miles away from the coastline or a river, there's still a chance flooding could affect you.
View our animations and descriptions of the most common sources of flooding
Check your flood risk
You can find out if you are at risk from flooding from the rivers, the sea, reservoirs and surface water by looking at our flood maps.