Please see the Environment Agency's web site (external link).
In areas of predictable river flooding the Environment Agency delivers a free 'Flood Warning Service' which offers flood warnings for England and Wales.
In some areas, the Environment Agency is able to forecast when high river levels are expected to cause flooding.
If you live or work near Wigan centre around the River Douglas or in the Higher Folds and Lilford areas of Leigh you can receive flood warnings from Floodline Warnings Direct. This is a free service that gives you advanced warning of possible flooding in your area via your phone, mobile phone, text, email, pager or fax.
Lower risk properties in the Leigh (GM29 area) will receive advance warnings of possible flooding through the media such as local radio stations and television.
How to find out more about flooding risk and if I can receive free flood warnings
Call Floodline on 0845 9881188 or visit the Environment Agency (external link) web site.
Floodline numbers for Wigan Borough