Community and Household Emergency Planning (CHEP) – Flood Preparadeness

Community and Household Emergency Planning (CHEP) – Flood Preparadeness

SEPA Floodline and Material on Being Prepared for flooding

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Sean Batty gives advice on how to be prepared for flooding.
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What are flood messages?

By signing up to Floodline you’ll receive a flood message when flooding is forecast for your area. You can choose to receive them by phone call or text.

There are three kinds of message:

Regional Flood Alerts make people aware of the risk of flooding and to be prepared. We normally issue them 12 to 24 hours in advance of the possibility of flooding.

Local Flood Warnings are more locally specific and are issued for areas where we have gauges on rivers to measure the exact river height and local flood forecasting models. They are issued at shorter notice when we are more certain that a specific area will be affected.

Severe Flood Warnings are issued when severe flooding is expected and there is a danger to life.

Argyll & Bute Council – Flood Advice web page:

Given the rise of flooding in the area please see the Argyll & Bute web page regarding flooding.  If you scroll down you will also find useful information about the roles and responsibilities of different organisations, land-owners and householders.  This is worth a read as many people are not aware of their responsibilities regarding above / below ground drainage and the need to keep clear, not to divert and related issues.



Thank you to all the volunteers and residents who attended the event on the 13th January.  It was an interesting event with many suggestions, points to note in relation to hazards, volunteers willing to assist and a point about post recovery support as well. 

We are pleased to note the interest and engagement of our MP (Brendan O’Hara)  who lives locally and so faces some of the same challenges as the rest of the residents on the Peninsula!!

Next steps:

  1. Report of the meeting is now available here:  CHEP 130124 Report
  2. In February there will be a follow-up meeting with possible volunteers to examine the way forward with the ‘Know Your Neighbour’ Network.
  3. Ongoing work with local businesses on Resilience Planning (Business Continuity) so that they can, where possible, continue trading effectively whilst supporting the community should we be subject to a serious weather event.
  4. Ensuring we know where the major risks are and what we, as a community do about this in conjunction with the relevant authorities e.g. cleaning of gulleys, unblocking drains, removing invasive species in  ditches etc.

For major widespread weather events we are focusing on building the ability and confidence of ‘Households to Cope’ along with a ‘Know Your Neighbours’ Network and a Skills / Assets register for volunteers.  

Outline approach for Cove and Kilcreggan Community Council










For Interim basic information which should be modified to suit your household needs: 

Please see material on Ready Scot:

Suggested First Aid Kit:

First Aid Kit Suggestion List

Suggested Emergency Kit:  

Emergency Kit suggestions

Preparing for Rain and Flooding

Given the recent events and on-going storm forecasts the following advice sheet is now available:

We acknowledge a grant for up to £1,150 from the National Centre for Resilience at the University of Glasgow ( ) to support this work.  Outline approach for Cove and Kilcreggan Community Council