If water is coming into your property, call 999 and ask for the fire brigade.
Please see the related sandbag suppliers document with information on where to obtain sandbags. For enquiries during office hours contact Emergency Planning. For an emergency out of council opening hours, please use the Emergency Out of hours number provided.
The overall priority is to use sandbags to maximum efficiency to protect as many households as possible. This will involve diverting water away from homes.
Priority will also be given to protecting infrastructure such as electrical sub stations or keeping essential access routes open for emergency, and essential, services.
Householders are encouraged to plan for and put in place their own flood protection measures as there is no guarantees that we will be able to supply you with sandbags. Further information can be found on the Preparing for Flooding page.
Sandbags will only be supplied to a residence that is in immediate threat of flooding i.e. the water is at the door step and there is a serious threat the water will come into the property. In most cases you will be charged for this service.
Please be aware that any sandbags supplied will remain your responsibility. We do not collect sandbags after use.
Sandbags will not be supplied in the following circumstances:
Please do not call Chichester District Council if any of the above statements apply, as we will not be able to assist you. Refer to the offsite link for sandbag suppliers in the district or consider using Yellow pages or the internet.
If you are unable to get hold of sandbags at short notice consider filling pillow cases or refuse sacks with soil or sand.