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Flood insurance nightmare should soon be over

May 24, 2015

Now the General Election is over it’s hoped people living in flood-risk areas will soon be able to get affordable flooding insurance. This is because a scheme that has taken four years to be thrashed out between the insurance industry and the Government is set to be brought into action. It is called Flood Re […]


Flooding’s deadly past points way to the future

May 16, 2015

Scientists have compiled a new database of coastal flooding in the UK over the last 100 years which they hope will provide crucial information to help prevent future flooding events. SurgeWatch contains information about 96 large storms taken from tide gauge records which record sea levels at 40 locations back to 1915. It shows the […]


PlumbSax saves the day … and damage … for people hit by leaks

May 10, 2015

A new invention called PlumbSax have proved themselves in action worldwide, saving homes and businesses countless hundreds of thousands of pounds in damage. PlumbSax  are very similar to the pioneering FloodSax sandless sandbags that look like large pillowcases and weigh just 7oz but simply soak up  water to become even more effective than traditional sandbags […]


PlumbSax is the plumber’s new mate!

FloodSax now has a new ‘sister’ product … the PlumbSax. It was devised after FloodSax inventor Richard Bailey realised FloodSax were being used to tackle leaks and spills inside homes and businesses as much as halting water flooding in from the outside. Now plumbers in the UK and other parts of the world have PlumbSax […]


Well, flooding accidents do happen …

May 6, 2015

Floods can happen anytime, any place – even in the middle of a huge city. For it appears that contractors drilled through this water main in Shepherd’s Bush, west London, leaving a busy junction under several inches of water and causing traffic mayhem. At least 500 households in the area have been left without a […]


Not the ideal spot for a major leak

April 25, 2015

Floods can happen in the most unexpected places … but right next to this banner wasn’t the ideal spot for Northumbrian Water. For the burst main was just feet from a sign that said ‘Working here to protect your tap water for the future’ as thousands of gallons escaped and flooded a large part of a main […]


FloodSax saves sceptical Louis thousands of pounds

April 18, 2015

Louis wasn’t sure if he’d done the right thing investing in a pack of FloodSax sandless sandbags. That is, until he needed them and now he wouldn’t be without them. Louis, who lives in New Jersey, said: “Enclosed is another order for FloodSax. The bad news is I had to use a bunch of the […]


Who you’re gonna call? Floodbusters!

OK, so you live in a tower block and water starts to leak through your ceiling. What you’re gonna do. Well, when it happened in an American skyscraper they brought in ‘Floodbusters’ in the form of a few FloodSax sandless sandbags. Popped in the right place they soaked the water up until a plumber could […]


Would you pay this ferryman?

April 11, 2015

This Derbyshire youngster could just be the Sir Alan Sugar of the future. For when his street was flooded in the village of Woodville in South Derbyshire James Stephenson came up with an entrepreneurial answer. He inflated his dinghy and became tollmaster, offering rides for 20p per journey and his photo was taken by his […]


Flash flood sweeps cars down a raging torrent

If you’re ever in doubt about the phenomenal power of water then watch this video in the In Action section on our website. It captures the amazing moments a flash flood in the Australian town of Toowoomba in Australia broke a river’s banks and swept vehicles in a car park away. As the drama unfolds […]


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