Tell us about flooding If you notice a flood in your area you can tell us about the incident using our online form. We will use the information to gather data on flooding in the borough and be better prepared for potential flooding. Private houses and land Advice on how to prevent flooding, more on your responsibilities and information about drainage from your home. Public streets, highways and roads How to report a blocked roadside drain and how to tell us about flooding in your home. Flooding advice. Before, during and after How to help you and your family, or your business, prepare for a flood. Flood prevention and managing the risk of flooding Read about our responsibilities, flood investigations, the Local Flood Risk Strategy and the asset register. Assessing flood risk As the Local Planning Authority we are responsible for assessing flood risk. You can read the latest Strategic Flood Risk Assessment online. Also see Drainage from Council housing and property Council Tax exemption for flooded properties Managing development and building works We have a range of powers to help prevent and manage flooding within the borough. Some of those duties affect development.