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Flooding information

Information and guidance about flooding in Dorset.

In an emergency, as always, dial 999 if life is in danger.

Floodline: 0345 988 1188 (normal call charges apply)

Prepare for flooding Help during a flood Help after a flood Check for travel disruptions

Environment agency - all flooding publications, advice and information (opens in a new window)

Report flooding

Flooding to property

Severe flooding on the road

Minor flooding on the road

Blocked drains and gullies

Sandbags and flood protection

New sandbags

Get local flood protection advice and sandbag information from your district or borough council

Disposal of sandbags

Unused sandbags (not contaminated by floodwater)

If you have space, store them in case you need them again. Alternatively, empty the sand (dig it into the garden, if you have one) and put the empty sack in the household rubbish bin, or take it to a recycling centre.

Used sandbags (contaminated by floodwater)

Handle the bags with care using gloves and take them to a recycling centre. Bags filled with sand can be placed in the rubble skip. Gel bags should be put in the landfill skip.

Do not put contaminated sand or bags in your household waste collection

Flooding and your health

Public Health England information (opens in a new window)

See also

Managing flood risk in Dorset

Report and track road issues and enquiries

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