Flood Advice/Information Page
Sadly, flooding is an increasing problem across the country, the world in fact. Here in the UK, one in every six properties is at risk of flooding. In spite of this fact, many are not aware that their property could be at risk from flooding.
Those who have been through the awful experience of being flooded do not wish to go through it again. Homeowners have lost personal possessions, and the family had to live through the trauma of seeing their home ruined. They had to find somewhere else to live while trying to carry on with normal daily life. At the same time organising the repairs to their home, so that they could move back home as quickly as possible. Sometimes this can take years. This is undoubtedly a very stressful time.
Likewise, for business owners, losing vital stock, being closed for business and revenue loss has severely affected their business. Whether a residential, industrial or commercial property, being unable to use the building during the drying-out process causes great inconvenience.
Advice to be better prepared for flooding
- Sign up for free flood warnings. To receive a free text, email or phone call if your property is at risk from a flood. The advanced notice gives you time to assemble your flood barriers and flood prevention products. Also, to move personal possessions up high.
- Make a personal flood plan. This handy template provided by the Environment Agency covers just about everything. Please take a few minutes to complete the form. Then keep it inside a polythene bag, along with a flood kit/grab bag.
- Have you checked that your insurance policy covers you for flooding? Sadly, many have flooded and afterwards discovered that their insurance didn’t cover flooding.