Sunderland flooding

Flooding in the UK

Flooding in the UK

Climate breakdown will make flooding in the UK worse.

We've already seen devastating floods hit much of the country including the Midlands and Yorkshire, leaving communities struggling to cope. We desperately need greater protection against future floods.

Visit our flood map to see which areas are most at risk.

Flooding map of England and Wales

Trees - a natural flood defence

Right now, UK communities are facing the reality of climate chaos, like flooding – most recently in the Midlands. Now that MPs have declared a climate emergency, it's time for action.

Trees help reduce flooding by slowing the flow of water and helping it soak into the ground. We need more trees, so help us demand action to double tree cover across the UK.

How can we stop flooding?

Due to our 2016 campaign for better flood management the UK government pledged £15 million for natural flood defences.

But to defend the UK from floods and extreme weather government must do more, including:

  • Invest more in flood defences, both natural (such as doubling tree cover) and man-made.
  • Tackle climate change at root – stop burning fossil fuels and power up with clean energy.
  • Produce a new National Climate Resilience Plan.

Help in a flood

Are you concerned about the risk of flooding in your area? Or need help during or after a flood?

The UK government has information on what to do if a flood is coming, help during a flood, and what to do afterwards.