Published Thursday, 19th December 2019

Following flooding in Horley as a result of heavy rainfall, Reigate & Banstead Borough Council is working with the Environment Agency, as the lead agency, and its partners to assist those affected.

The Environment Agency is urging communities to check their flood risk and sign up to flood warnings as further heavy rain is expected over the next few days.

Advice from the Environment Agency is:

  • Stay away from swollen rivers
  • Never enter or drive through flood water - just 30cm of flowing water is enough to float your car.
  • Check your flood risk, sign up for free flood warnings and keep up to date with the latest situation at, call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 or follow @EnvAgency on Twitter for the latest flood updates.
  • Check on vulnerable neighbours/relatives
  • If asked to evacuate, please do so as soon as possible, move valuables upstairs (this is when there is a warning, not when water is present)

The Borough Council, emergency services and Environment Agency have been on site in Horley today and continue to monitor the situation. The Council is in contact with the most directly affected residents and is supporting a small number of residents in being evacuated as a precaution if needed.

For more information and advice see our Flood advice and information page.