The best way is to work together and produce a community plan and a personal plan. This will enable you to minimise the risk of flooding, and damage done by flooding.
If you or your community decide to produce a plan, the Isle of Wight Council have produced some useful information on Community Resilience Planning.
This includes advice on how communities can work together to formulate a plan. It also links to Preparing for Emergencies – Guide for Communities
– which will help you take the first steps to think about why and how you can help your community to be prepared for an emergency, Community Emergency Plan Toolkit – a step-by-step guide to help you and your community produce a Community Emergency Plan and Community Emergency Plan Template –
a template is designed for you to fill in the details of your community emergency preparations.
You can register online with the Environment Agency’s Flood Warning service if your home or business is at risk of flooding. This page also gives other methods to register. Other good places to look for help are 3 Day Flood Risk Forecast, Met Office Severe Weather Warnings and you can also download the Red Cross Emergency App. For further details and explanations of Met Office Severe Weather Warnings Click here.