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Residents of Somerset West and Taunton are reminded that they have the responsibility to protect their properties from flooding.

It is the responsibility of the Environment Agency (EA) to monitor rainfall and river flow continuously and to issue warnings, When conditions suggest that floods are likely, it is the responsibility of the EA to issue flood warnings to the Police, The Fire and Rescue Service, to the relevant local authorities and the public.

The public can call the Flood Line on 0845 988 1188 or visit the EA Flood Warning website.

Each area within the South West Region of the EA has a rota of Flood Warning Duty Officers responsible for the monitoring and issue of warnings.

Flood warnings

The EA operates a flood warning system for the rivers within the District. The flood warning system is outlined on the website.

You can register to receive Environment Agency flood warnings.

Flooding Action Plan

The Somerset County Council 20 Year Action Plan is available on the Somerset County Council website.