The government publishes flood maps for planning. You can enter your post code online to find out how likely it is that a place could flood in the future.
The maps show risks of flooding from:
- the sea
We are responsible for managing the risk of surface water flooding. This happens when heavy rain overwhelms drainage systems and flows over ground. We work with other organisations to raise awareness of the areas at risk and help people to be better prepared.
Many properties in Thurrock may not have experienced flooding before. This means owners and occupiers may be unaware of the potential problem.