Advice for potential flash flooding in Camden

The MET Office have issued an amber warning for thunderstorms for the south east, including Camden, from 11am until 10pm, Wednesday 17 August.

With some areas likely to see thunderstorms with torrential rain during Wednesday, the council are preparing for any possible disruption, and residents and businesses can also take some simple steps to help prepare.

Be prepared

  • Whilst flash flooding can happen anywhere, some areas may be more at risk. Check your area’s flood risk 
  • Sign up for weather warnings at the Met Office
  •  If storms are forecast prepare a ‘flood kit’ with your essential items 
  • Talk to your neighbours and wider community about flooding and what to do if flooding occurs
  • Support vulnerable neighbours to identify safe exit routes from their property
  • The Mayor of London has provided information on being prepared for flash flooding

Help with flooding

  • If you, your family, friends, or business have been affected by flooding in Camden, and it is safe to, you can report flooding as it occurs or after the event.
  • If flooding is from outside your property (from the road or pavement), report to Camden Council on 020 7974 4444.
  • If your toilet, sink or bath is flooding, call Thames Water on 0800 316 9800.
  • For blocked gullies or drains, which are not on private property, report online or call Camden Council 020 7974 4444.
  • If you live in a council property report to your housing officer. Or if the flood is caused by damage such as a burst pipe, report to housing repairs. 
  • If your home has been affected by a public sewer and water mains contact Thames Water on 0800 316 9800.

For more information on what you can do if affected by floods visit:  Flooding - Camden Council