For latest news, flooding, power cuts, travel and weather: View national advice from the UK Government.
For flood enquires and information about your property contact Natural Resources Wales:
For flood enquiries and information about roads and transport contact the Highways Helpdesk:
Websites with more information and guidance:
Powys County Council, as the Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) is required by the Flood Risk Regulations (2009) and EU Floods Directive 2007/60/EC to review its Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment (PFRA) prepared in December 2011. The findings of this review can be found on the attached Addendum report:
The Environment Agency is responsible for approving and publishing the December 2011 PFRA documents. These can be found here.
If a flood is caused by a burst water main or from a sewer, please get in touch with the relevant utility company for your area:
You can ask to look at the register listing the location of features and assets included in the significant risk asset register by contacting our Land Drainage Team by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Investigating flooding incidents
By law, we must investigate:
When we’ve made an investigation we must:
Sign up to floodline and get 24 hour flood warnings by phone, text or email.
The best way to reduce the risk of flooding to your home and protect your property is by having a flood plan. Further advice and information can be found at:
A flood plan can help you act quickly and make practical decisions in the event of a flood. Your flood plan should contain useful contact details of organisations like Floodline and your insurance and utility companies.
Main rivers are usually larger streams and rivers. However, they do include some smaller watercourses.
The Natural Resources Wales is responsible for main rivers, and has a number of powers to manage them.
An ordinary watercourse is a river, stream, ditch, drain, cut, dyke, sluice and passage through which water flows and which does not form part of a main river.
Powys County Council is the local land drainage authority and has a number of powers under the Land Drainage Act 1991.
See also our page about Ordinary Watercourses: Applying for consent for works.
If you have an ordinary watercourse or a main river running through your land or along the boundary of your property you are likely to be the riparian owner, unless the watercourse is known to be owned by someone else.
Further information on the rights and responsibilities of a riparian owner can be found in the Environment Agency’s booklet ‘Living on the Edge".