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Flash floods spell disaster for businesses

September 20, 2014

  Flash floods have caused chaos in London and Essex, shutting down businesses and causing countless thousands of pounds damage. During a “very busy two hour period” on Friday, the fire service said it received more than 100 calls to over 30 flooding incidents in Southend – and the A12 in London (pictured) was also [...]


Burst water main leaves streets “like the Amazon”

September 10, 2014

Floods can happen anywhere and at anytime. The people living in these streets at Immingham near Grimsby probably thought they were safe as flooding only usually happens during torrential thunderstorms … until a burst water main sent water cascading into their gardens and leaving thousands without running water. In places the gardens were under 1ft [...]


Flood insurance nightmare for people trying to buy new homes

September 6, 2014

People are still having a nightmare trying to get insurance for their homes if they live in areas vulnerable to flooding. A new system called Flood Re is due to be introduced in July 2015 for residential properties which should guarantee that insurance is both available and affordable – but that is certainly not the [...]


Act now to give your views on new flood insurance system

August 31, 2014

A new system of flood insurance is now being devised – but your chance to have your say about how it will work is rapidly running out. Flood Re is the new way that homes in flood-risk areas can get affordable insurance and is due to be introduced in July 2015. Unlike previous agreements it [...]


More homes at risk from ‘intense rainfall’

August 23, 2014

Too many homes have been built in flood-risk areas which has led to more flooding problems, it has been revealed. A study says the number of reported major flood events has increased, but in parallel with population growth and a boom in building in vulnerable areas. According to a report from the BBC it is [...]


‘Biblical’ rains prove flash floods can strike anywhere and at anytime

August 16, 2014

THE ‘biblical’ rainfall that caused flooding in some parts of the UK on Thursday has eased and the Environment Agency has lifted dozens of flood warnings. Heavy rain and thunderstorms, particularly over London, caused damage and disruption on Thursday night as up to a third of a month’s rain fell in a few hours, showing [...]


Underfunded flood defences leave homeowners woefully unaware of the risks

July 19, 2014

Three-quarters of the UK’s flood defences are being inadequately maintained due to budget cuts, putting homes at risk and storing up problems for the future, the government’s climate change advisers have warned. According to the Guardian as many as 500 potential new flood defence projects around the country have also been put on hold, further [...]


FloodSax wins over sceptical Louis

The testimonials continue to flood (ever pun intended) into FloodSax. Here’s one from home owner Louis Albert who was saved the misery of severe flood damage at his New Jersey home. “The bad news is I had to use a bunch of my FloodSax last week,” he said. “The great news is they worked exactly [...]


Anti-flood companies to come under close scrutiny to give customers peace of mind

July 13, 2014

A trade organisation is to rigorously check out companies offering anti-flood products to make sure they actually do what they claim they can do. The Property Care Association (PCA) has launched a new initiative that will deliver assurance and certainty to those looking to protect themselves from the worst effects of future floods. The Flood [...]


Think of climate change and people now think of flooding

July 6, 2014

WHEN people think of climate change they think of flooding, not heat, a survey has shown. Researchers found that British people perceived heatwaves had become less common in their lifetimes, while flooding had become far more common. They said the results suggested that warnings about future impacts may not be heeded if they only focused [...]


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