Flooding information for Dorset
Find out more about how to deal with flooding and report flooding to property. 24-hour live flood alerts are also available.
- Government Flooding Support Scheme
- Flooding information and advice
- Property protection and flood reporting
- Managing local flood risk at Dorset County Council
- Farming Recovery Fund
- Sport England Flooding Relief Fund
Floodline: 0345 988 1188 (normal call charges apply)
Live: Environment Agency - flood alerts (opens in a new window)
For information about sandbags please see your council page below.
General advice for disposing of sandbags
Our general advice:
Unused sandbags (not contaminated by floodwater)
If you have space, store them in case you need them again. Alternatively, empty the sand (dig it into the garden, if you have one) and put the empty sack in the household rubbish bin, or take it to a household recycling centre.
Used sandbags (contaminated by floodwater)
Handle the bags with care using gloves and take them to a household recycling centre. Bags filled with sand can be placed in the rubble skip. Gel bags should be put in the landfill skip.
Do not put contaminated sand or bags in your household waste collection.