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November 27, 2012

What to do if water is heading your way ……….

Filed under: Environment News, Insurance Claims — Tags: , , — sharon @ 12:26 pm

As we brace ourselves for more rain and with parts of the country still on flood alert, others are dealing with the deluge of damage caused by the recent floods.  Here are our tips on what to do if you live in an area at risk and find that flood water may be heading your way …  

It is important to collect key documentation in a safe place upstairs. This includes insurance documents and helpline numbers, plus personal telephone book for relatives and friends, and a local directory for contacting tradesmen and the emergency services. You may also like to ensure passports and driving documents are safeguarded as well as bank, mortgage and credit card details.

Turn off gas, electricity and water supplies at the mains. Unplug all electrical items and store upstairs. If possible cover doors, windows and airbricks with plywood, metal sheeting or sandbags, which may be available from your local council. Take as many items of furniture and precious possessions as possible upstairs.

Where possible take photographs of your rooms. This will not only provide evidence to support any claim, but will remind you of what you have lost.

It is vital to keep abreast of the latest flood warnings and weather forecasts either via the Met Office website www.metoffice.gov.uk or television and radio broadcasts. The Environment Agency also operates a Floodline on 0845 988 1188 for up-to-date flood warnings.

November 17, 2010

Cumbria ‘flood charity’ fundraising book now on sale

Filed under: Environment News — Tags: , , — sharon @ 9:52 am

As severe flooding cripples parts of Cornwall, the communities of Cumbria know only too well the heartache and devastation that heavy rainfall and flood waters bring.

A fundraising book containing more than 100  postcards written by celebrities has been launched and is now on sale with proceeds of the book going towards organisations which helped after the Cumbrian floods of 2009.

Cumbria Tourism’s  ‘wish you were here’ went on sale on 15th November.  With a special foreword from the Prince of Wales, this limited edition features handwritten postcards from Dame Judi Dench, Tess Daly and Jonny Wilkinson, some feature drawings, paintings and photographs but all describe what the writer loves most about the Lake District.

November 10, 2010

More flood warnings issued

With more flood warnings issued in York and surrounding areas, here’s some helpful tips from RICS if you are affected:-


November 4, 2010

More flooding hits Cumbria

Filed under: Environment News, Industry News — Tags: , , — sharon @ 1:50 pm

Already this month we have seen the wettest ‘November’ day on record and more flooding in Cumbria.  River levels are high and more bad weather is on the way, the Met Office have warned of more localised flooding to the area. 

With flood warnings issued, homes and businesses are at risk and lives are in danger.


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