DEFRA worked closely with the Department of Health, Public Health England, the Environment Agency, NHS England and others to produce the National Flood Emergency Framework, published in October 2013. The framework sets out the Government's strategic approach to planning for and responding to flooding. It includes a section on the health consequences of flooding, and gives guidance on how local authorities and others should give advice to the public in emergencies, including information on health and welfare.
The Environment Agency and Public Health England have also produced a public flood advice leaflet, published in early December 2013. This advice is issued through the Local Resilience Forum Strategic Co-ordinating Group in its public communication to local communities.