Published Friday, 20th December 2019

The Council is working with the Environment Agency, emergency services and partner organisations to assist those most affected by localised flooding as a result of continued heavy rain.

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, emergency services and Environment Agency have been onsite in the most affected areas of Horley yesterday and today. They will closely monitor the situation as it continues to evolve.

We are in contact with those residents who are most directly affected and are supporting a number of residents to evacuate their properties as a precaution. We have set up a rest centre for those being evacuated, should they need it.

In addition, we have been issuing sandbags to homes at risk of flooding.

Flooded road with 'Flood sign'With further rainfall expected over the next few days, local residents and businesses are advised to check their flood risk, sign up to flood warnings and take the necessary precautions.

Flooding advice

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
  • Please adhere to road closure signs
  • 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 and @EnvAgencySE 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)

Traffic and travel

Keep up to date with information on road closures and traffic disruption via the Highways England website and @HighwaysSEAST, Surrey County Council roads and transport page and @BBCSurreyTravel on Twitter.

For advice on driving in heavy rain and on wet roads, please see the AA’s website or follow @TheAA_Patrol on Twitter.

More information

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