Everyone in an 'at risk' area should be aware of flooding and keep an eye on the water levels and weather situation, even when on the go. You can do this by checking the flood forecasts and the river and sea levels on the Environment Agency or Natural Resources Wales websites, by listening to local news and weather forecasts or now by simply opening the Flood Alert application on your smartphone or tablet.
Using the live flood warning feeds provided by the Environment Agency, CH2M HILL has developed Flood Alert to enable you to quickly, efficiently and conveniently monitor flooding in areas that are important and/or close to you. These data are updated every 15 minutes, 24 hours a day.
Flood Alert allows you to monitor:
- live status of flood alerts that are relevant to your current location (within approximately 5km)
- live status of flood alerts for up to two user defined locations such as a home, office, or elderly relative’s house (within approximately 5km)
- live flood alert information displayed by regions, local authority areas or counties (includes unitary authorities and London boroughs).
The application also provides guidance on how to be prepared and what to do when it floods, together with associated links to the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales websites. It also allows you to directly contact FloodLine, the Environment Agency’s free flood warning service in order to obtain further information.
The functionality within this application is fully compatible with Android OS versions from Honeycomb (3.2) to KitKat (4.4).
Note that by installing this app you are agreeing to the associated Terms and Conditions (please see link provided here to review these).