Flood risk management

​Support for households and businesses affected by flooding

Advice and contacts for flooding

For more advice on what to do after a flood, or how to protect properties against further flooding, please visit the Environment Agency website.   

More information

If you have been affected by the floods please call our contact centre for support on 0345 8 506 506.

Wakefield District Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment

We are responsible for undertaking a Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment for local sources of flood risk, primarily from surface runoff, ordinary watercourses and groundwater.

The assessment is a high level screening exercise which involves collecting and assessing information on historic and future flooding within the district. The information is used to identify Flood Risk Areas, which are vulnerable to significant flooding.

Information relating to past and future flooding was collected and assessed. Based on the collated evidence, 17 locations within the district were identified as having experienced significant harmful consequences from past flooding and 27 locations were identified as being significantly at risk from future surface water flooding. 

Summary of the Wakefield Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment Report.

Contact us

Highways and Engineering

PO Box 700
Wakefield One
Burton Street
Wakefield
WF1 2EB

0345 8 506 506