Parts of England and Wales were flooded last month due to heavy rain, so it's worth reminding ourselves what to do if there's a flood on the way.
Listen to your local radio and TV weather forecasts for advice from the emergency services.
Alert your neighbours, particularly the elderly, and move your car to higher ground.
Roll up carpets and rugs and move them out of harm's way.
Empty furniture drawers and cupboards and place the contents and any furniture you can move upstairs.
Any furniture you can't move could be raised on bricks and pulled away from the wall.
Weigh down any furniture which is too heavy to move, to stop it from floating and damaging walls and windows.
Fasten plastic bags around the legs of wooden furniture to help minimise absorption of water.
If possible, take the curtains down or wrap them round the curtain pole.
Move computer and other electrical equipment upstairs or above the anticipated water level.
Turn off mains gas and electricity and put plugs in sinks and weigh them down with something heavy to prevent backflow from the drains.
Weigh down the loo seat too.
Disconnect electrical appliances.
Check food and water supplies and take upstairs.
Bring caged outdoor pets inside, and move all pets with food, water, bedding and litter trays upstairs.
Get into the habit of storing valuable or sentimental items and important documents upstairs or in a high place.
For more advice visit www.hullcc.gov.uk or call 300300