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Guidance for caravan and campsites owners and operators

Guidance on preparing your site and protecting your customers during a flood


In England and Wales, it is estimated that there are approximately 1,500 caravan and camping sites that face a risk of flooding from rivers or the sea.

Know your duties of protection

As the owner of a holiday park, residential park, caravan or campsite, it is important that you know how to protect your residents, visitors and business in a flood.

Understanding your site’s flood risk, and preparing for it now, will help maintain public safety and minimise the risk to life. You will also be able to recover more quickly from the inevitable disruption to your business.

Take precautions

Even if your site has never been flooded before, you should know what precautions to take and be prepared, just as you will already have done to minimise the risk of fire. Floods can happen at any time of year. Don’t assume that your site won’t flood during the summer months.

Guidance for sites in Wales

The document, 'Flooding - Minimising the risk in Wales', is provided as guidance for owners and operators in Wales. For similar guidance for sites in England, please visit the Environment Agency’s website.

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