Reporting a flood

In the event of a flood, public services in Buckinghamshire will try to help as much as possible.

It is a property owner's responsibility to take appropriate action to protect their own property from flooding, and to look after their property if it does flood.

Flooding causing a danger to life

You should contact the Fire and Rescue service if flooding is causing a danger to life or limb.

Although their main responsibility is saving lives, they may also help pump out flood water from your property where possible.

Telephone: 999
Online: www.bucksfire.gov.uk

Flooding on the public highway

You should contact Transport for Buckinghamshire if the flooding on a public road is caused by a blocked drain or road gully.

In office hours Telephone: 01296 382 416
Out of office hours Telephone: 01296 486630
Online: Report a blocked drain or flooding

Flooding from a main river or reservoir

You should contact the Environment Agency floodline if the cause of flooding is from a main river or reservoir. If you’re unsure, you can identify a river or watercourse online.

Telephone: 0845 988 1188
Online: Check for flooding

Flooding from a public sewer

You should contact your water utility company if the cause of flooding is from a sewer, a burst water main or a household stormwater drain.

Anglian Water: 03457 145 145
Thames Water: 0800 316 9800
Affinity Water: 08457 823 333

Main rivers blocked by debris or a fallen tree

You should contact the Environment Agency if a main river is blocked by debris or a fallen tree causing risk of flooding.

Telephone: 0800 80 70 60