Residents across the South West will receive an automated text message this week
People who live in Devon may be getting a text message from the Environment Agency this week to let them know they have been automatically registered for free flood warnings.
People on the Three mobile network who live in areas at high risk of flooding across the South West will receive an automated text message informing them that they have been signed up, with a link to let them know what they should do if they receive a flood warning, and the option to opt out.
Once registered, people will receive a message directly to their mobile if a flood warning is issued for their area in the future – giving them vital time to prepare.
Ben Johnstone, Area flood risk manager at the Environment Agency said: “Being registered for flood warnings can give people advance notice of flooding and some crucial time to prepare. If you get the text, it is because you live in an area at risk of flooding, so we would urge people to stay registered to the service and learn what to do if you receive a warning by viewing a free flood guide at https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/what-to-do-in-a-flood”