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Up to the minute flood map shows risk in your area

October 11, 2014

Here’s an up-to-the-minute map which will show you the flood risks in your area. The Shoothill GaugeMap is the first interactive map with live river level data from more than 2,400 Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales river level gauges in England and Wales. The extensive network of river level gauges across England and Wales covers [...]


Free new anti-flood guide could save you a fortune

September 27, 2014

MORE than five million people in England now live or work in properties that are at risk of flooding – and a new guide has been issued to help people work out there flood risk and what to do to try to mitigate it. The Know Your Flood Risk campaign has launched the UK’s most [...]


Three strikes and you’ll lose all flood insurance

PEOPLE will be able to get reasonably-priced flooding insurance under a new agreement … but if they don’t act after a flood to prevent more happening they’ll lose all their cover. This ‘three strike’ rule is now part of the Flood Re scheme that is expected to come into force next summer. The agreement thrashed [...]


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 [...]


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