AUTOMATIC mobile flood warnings will be rolled out across Merseyside this week.

Residents in Merseyside, Cheshire and Greater Manchester may all receive a text from the Environment Agency to let them know that they have been automatically registered for free flood warnings.

People who are on the Vodafone mobile network who live in areas at risk of flooding will receive an automated text message informing them that they have been signed up.

The message will include a link to let residents know what they should do if they receive a flood warning and the option to opt out.

Once registered, people will receive a message directly to their mobile if a flood warning is issued for their area in the future – giving them vital time to prepare and access to key advice.

Pete Costello, Area flood risk manager, at the Environment Agency said: “Being registered for flood warnings can give people vital advance notice of flooding and crucial time to prepare.

“If you get a welcome text this week, it is because you live in an area at risk of flooding, so we would urge people to stay registered to the service and learn what to do if you receive a warning by viewing our free flood guide at”

To sign up to Environment Agency’s free flood warnings visit