Flooding can happen at any time of year. You can find out if you're at risk of flooding on gov.uk.
What you can do to avoid flooding
You can help keep our drainage system working by:
- not dropping litter in the street, which can block drains
- not tipping waste such as concrete or oil down the drains - this can block pipes and sewers, and may contaminate waterways and land
You can find general advice about flooding on gov.uk.
The Met Office also has some helpful advice about protecting your home.
What to do in an emergency
If there is a risk to life, call 999.
Walsall Council is a land drainage authority. During a flood, we can provide emergency aid to householders. This may include supplying sandbags. You can contact us for help.
Flood risk management
Walsall Council is a lead local flood authority (LLFA) for the district. This means we are responsible for managing the risk of surface water flooding across the borough. We have produced a joint Black Country strategy with Dudley, Sandwell and Wolverhampton.
The Environment Agency is responsible for flood risks from main rivers or reservoirs.
The Black Country local flood risk management strategyDownload PDF (1.3 MB)
Guidance on development and flood risk for developersDownload PDF (1.27 MB)