If there's a flood | Oxfordshire County Council

If there's a flood

Important telephone numbers

  • If you are in a life threatening situation, call the emergency services on 999.
  • To report road problems and request information about such things as sandbags, contact the Oxfordshire County Council Floodline at 0808 1685082 between 8.30am-5pm. Outside these hours contact Thames Valley Police at 101.
  • If you have any concerns regarding a vulnerable person, contact Oxfordshire County Council at 0345 0507666 between 8.30am-5pm.
  • If you are concerned about a vulnerable person and cannot wait until normal working hours, call the council's emergency duty team on 0800 833 408.

Pages in this section

Preparing for flooding

What you can do in advance to prepare for flooding and minimise its effects.

Preparing for flood with sandbags


How to get sandbags, and where to get advice on how to build a sandbag wall or dam.

Sandbag diagram - from Environment Agency guidance

During a flood

What to do in the event of a flood.

Flooded road

Oxfordshire flood toolkit

Landowner, business, homeowner or community? Find out if you are at risk of flooding and what to do.

Park bench in water

Recovering from flooding

Advice on making insurance claims and cleaning your property after a flood.

Flooded allotment

Advice to businesses

Hygiene and safety advice for businesses in the event of a flood.

Flooded business

Getting repairs done

How to avoid becoming a victim of rogue traders after a flood.

Carpets removed from flooded house

Support to help flood recovery

A summary of locally and nationally administered schemes to help flood recovery.

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