If you are unsure if the route you are taking is safe or not, check whether the Environment Agency has issued any flood warnings online, or call the Floodline on 0345 988 1188.
This number also works for Wales and Scotland, or you can visit the Scottish Environment Protection Agency online flood warning service. Flood warnings are updated every 15 minutes to help you plan a safe journey.
Beware that some insurers might not pay out if you damage your car while driving it through a flood, which they may consider was avoidable damage.
Plan your route to avoid any flood water, but if you absolutely have to drive, or you get caught unawares, here’s some advice on how to make your journey as safe and as smooth as possible: