Across Buckinghamshire, residents could receive a text message from the Environment Agency within the next week, to let them know they have been automatically registered for free flood warnings.

Provided by Vodafone and only for those using the Vodafone network, the message will include a link to let the people of Bucks know what they should do if they receive a flood warning.

READ MORE: Heavy rainfall to hit Bucks

They will also have an option to opt out.

Once registered, people will receive a text if a flood warning is issued for the area they live in.

The service will also be provided to people who live in neighbouring counties such as Berkshire, Oxfordshire Surrey.

Sarah Hale, 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”

“Everyone can sign up for the Environment Agency’s free flood warnings – Visit for information on how to sign up and to access the latest flood safety advice.”

This comes after torrential rain has hit the South East over the last month, with the Met Office issuing a yellow weather warning this week.

Throughout the month, several parts of the South East have been severely impacted by flooding, with areas such as St Paul’s in West Wycombe and Heath End being just some of the areas that have been affected.

Following the flood warnings, the Met Office have told residents to expect the following:

- Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer

- Bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer

- Flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely

The warning has been issued based on the latest forecast information.

Additionally, Bucks Fire and Rescue added: "Please don't attempt to drive through water that is more than a few inches deep.

"It is often deeper than it looks and maybe moving quite fast. Your vehicle could become stranded."