Emergency flooding contacts
If there is an emergency - especially if there is a danger to life - you should always call the emergency services on 999.
The Fire and Rescue Service may be able to pump out your property if required however there may be a charge for this service. In all cases, during a significant flooding event the emergency services will likely be receiving a high volume of calls and will need to prioritise their response.
If your property is under threat from flooding from main rivers, then you are advised to contact the Environment Agency's Floodline:
The Environment Agency will be able to offer you advice on how best to reduce the damage caused by flooding and provide updates on flooding forecasts.
Derby City Council
Where there is immediate risk of flood waters entering property or business premises from surface water or smaller watercourses, we make sandbags available to minimise damage in an emergency. However, residents should bear in mind that during a flood event, the demand for sandbags is likely to be high and we may be unable to reach all properties before flooding hits.
To request sandbags during a flood event, please contact us:
Residents who are aware that their homes are at a high risk of flooding, for example because they live in close proximity to a watercourse or they have flooded before, are advised to obtain their own sandbags in readiness for flooding. It may also worth considering installing building resilience into your property using specially designed protection products. More information can be found in the Before, During and After Flooding section of these pages.
Sewer or water main flooding
Derbyshire Prepared is the website of the Derbyshire Local Resilience Forum. The Derbyshire Local Resilience Forum is a partnership of local authorities, emergency services and other emergency responders set up to coordinate emergency response and keep the people of Derbyshire and Derby informed and prepared for all possible emergencies. On their website, you can find information and advice to help you better prepare if there was an emergency, including a major flood, in the city.
If an emergency occurs, the Derbyshire Local Resilience Forum will publish information about what is happening, how the incident is being dealt with and by whom, and how you can help to protect yourself.
Support for residents and businesses affected by flooding
Immediate financial help is available for residents and businesses that have been directly impacted by flooding - specifically, if water has entered your property or there has been a similar impact from landslides, mud. Gardens, sheds and garages are not included in this.
These funds are not intended to replace or compensate for 'building or contents' insurance but is aimed at providing immediate financial relief to help you deal with the stress and hardship that has been caused by flooding.
Government is making funding available through the Community Recovery Grant to help communities with their immediate recovery and up to £500 will be available for those household that have been directly affected. Further details will be made available by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
Foundation Derbyshire (which covers Derby) has been receiving financial donations from members of the public who are keen to help support Derbyshire communities. A grant of up to £200 is available for households that have been directly affected by the recent floods. You can apply for the flooding grant on the Foundation Derbyshire website.
In response to the flood, Derby City Council is offering a hardship fund up to £300 for businesses across the city, to help with actions following the flood, such as hiring drying equipment.
In addition to emergency funding support, help and advice can be sought from D2N2 Growth Hub with business advisors available to provide further support needed to aid recovery. The local Chamber of Commerce is also able to provide advice and support, including free membership.
Government is also making funding available for small to medium enterprises (those up to 250 employees). An average of £2,500 is available through the Business Recovery Grant, aimed at businesses that have been flooded or directly impacted by the flooding. Financial support for farmers is being made separately and also for large businesses (those over 250 employees). Details of the fund are still yet to be confirmed, but information will be available from the Ministry of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.