If life is at risk due to flooding, call 999 - view our information on dialling 999 in an emergency
How to a report a flood incident depends on the type of flood and where it is. Please follow the right steps so that the issue can be dealt with promptly.
If you have had to evacuate your home due to flood water then contact Cornwall Council's Emergency Management Team for support.
To report flooding on or from the A30 or A38 only - please call the National Highways Incident Line on 0300 123 5000.
To report flooding on or from all other roads in Cornwall or if there is an issue with highway drainage the please report to the Cornwall Highways Service.
If reporting flooding from the sea or to a ‘main river’ then use the Rivers layer on the Strategic Flood Risk Assessment map and tick Main River to check which category the watercourse belongs to.
If the flooding is from the sea or a main river then report to the Environment Agency Incident Hotline (24 hrs): 0800 80 70 60.
To report flooding that is not to a main river then Contact Cornwall Council’s 24hr helpline: 0300 1234 222
To report flooding or muddy run off from fields or farmland you should contact the Environment Agency’s Land Management Team: Email email@example.com
If you are reporting flooding that involved mud, debris or spillage on a road then this can be reported online to Cornwall Councils Highways
You can help by reporting recent or historic flood incidents on the Flood Online Reporting Tool (FORT). If you are reporting an incident where:
- five or more properties have flooded internally or
- at least one property has flooded internally and also flooded internally within the last five years
a Section 19 Flood Investigation Report will need to be published by Cornwall Council.
Do not use the FORT link below to:
- report an emergency situation or
- alert us to current flooding that requires an immediate response
Most issues can be resolved online, it's the quickest and most convenient way to get help.