Flood management

We are a lead local flood authority (LLFA) with responsibilities relating to local flood risk from surface water runoff, groundwater, small rivers, streams and ditches.

Flooding from main rivers remains the responsibility of the Environment Agency.

The Flood and Water Management Act 2010 requires LLFAs to develop and apply a Local Flood Risk Management Strategy (PDF, 841.85 KB) that:

You can learn more about our approach to flood risk in the following documents:

If you would like the maps referred to in the above documents, or for more information about flooding in Enfield, email flooding@enfield.gov.uk.

You can also visit the Environment Agency to see a map of flood risk areas.

What to do in a flood

Who to contact depends on what type of flooding you're experiencing:

During a flood, if you're vulnerable or feel that lives are at risk, contact the emergency services on 999 for immediate assistance and rescue.

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