Protect your home, business, and community from the impact of flooding this winter.
In Winter it is inevitable that parts of the UK will experience storms, which lead to flooding, so we all need to be prepared and focus on the actions we can take to protect, respond, and recover. Adapting to the growing risk can help increase our resilience and ultimately lessen the devastation that flooding brings.
Back in 2020 a succession of storms highlighted the devastating impact of flooding to homes, businesses, and communities. Storm Christoph, followed by Storm Dennis brought record rainfall and high river levels, resulting in hundreds of flood warnings being issued nationwide. This led to widespread disruption across the UK, in particular the North-west, Midlands and Wales.
Be more prepared and resilient
With thousands of properties flooded, residents forced to evacuate, and insurance claims totalling millions of pounds, the physical and economic impacts of flooding are clear to see. However, the long-term impacts of flooding are not as easy to identify, and such incidents can frequently lead to stress and mental health issues.
As efforts continue across the UK to defend and protect communities against flooding, climate change is bringing increased winter rainfall, thus increasing flood risk further. Therefore, there is an increasing acknowledgement that we must learn to live with floods by helping homeowners and communities to be more prepared and resilient.
For more information about how we can help you better protect your home, business or community from the impacts of flooding, please contact Head of Resilience and Water Management, Peter May.
You can find out more about PFR and obtain indicative costs for a range of property types and PFR measures using the Property Protection Advisor tool at the National Flood Forum. Advice and support for those at risk of flooding can also be found by visiting the National Flood Forum. Advice and support for those at risk of flooding can also be found by visiting the National Flood Forum.
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