Depending on the source of the flood water, flooding needs to be reported to different agencies.
In the event of rainfall, highway drains and gullies can overflow, and may flood private property. If your property has been flooded due to water coming from a road or highway, report it to Essex Highways in the first instance. Please also report it to the floods team as you will be eligible for a grant to protect your home from flooding.
If the ground and surrounding ditches are saturated and at full capacity, excess surface water flooding may flood private property. If your property has been flooded due to surface water, report it to the floods team.
Protect your home from flooding
Regardless of the source of flooding, if you have been flooded and/or live in a Critical Drainage Area, you are eligible to apply for a Property Flood Resilience (PFR) grant to protect your property against flooding. Click here to apply for a grant.