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Flash floods spark ‘critical incident’ in UK

July 25, 2015

Summer can be one of the worst times for flooding as the East Anglia and Hertfordshire regions have has just found out. Nearly a month’s worth of rain fell in just 24 hours and the wettest place so far is Norwich which has had more than 40mm (1.6inches) in the 24 hours up to 6am […]

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Eager beavers cause flood chaos

July 23, 2015

BEAVERS have been blamed for causing flash floods that devastated a Scottish village. According to The Scotsman residents in Alyth, Perthshire, believe the animals built dams upstream which were swept downstream by torrential rain. They say some of the debris washed through the village showed clear signs of having been chewed by the rodents. Alex […]

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Scottish floods turn roads into rivers

July 18, 2015

Never underestimate the awesome power of water as heavy deluges turned roads into rivers in Scotland. This is a still from a video at the top of the videos on our In Action page and shows cars being swept away by the sheer force of the floodwater. Homes have been evacuated and hundreds of people […]

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Flooding causes ‘major incident’ at Cambridge hospital

Flooding can happen anywhere and at anytime with parts of Cambridge suffering the impact of torrential rain. A “major incident” was declared after flooding at a Cambridge hospital led to all planned surgery being postponed until Tuesday. Part of Addenbrooke’s Hospital basement, where sterilisation equipment is kept, was flooded. A spokesman said the hospital would […]

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Huge ‘catastrophe cover’ deal to cover any UK flooding insurance disaster

July 15, 2015

The new scheme to provide affordable flood insurance for homes and businesses in flood-hit areas is moving on towards its deadline to start operating from next spring. The Financial Times is reporting that that new government-backed flood subsidy fund is preparing to make one of the world’s largest purchases of catastrophe insurance with plans to […]

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Flash flood turns roads into rivers

July 5, 2015

Frightening isn’t it but just 30 minutes of heavy rain and hail in the Mexican city of Chihuahua caused severe flooding and damage. Vehicles were swept up in the floodwaters as this photo shows. No injuries were reported by local media. So always be prepared by having a box of FloodSax sandless sandbags in your home […]

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Mains water burst causes chaos in London

This photo graphically shows that flooding really can happen anywhere and at any time. It started as a normal sunny day in London but by 9.15am the basements of several homes were under water after this water main burst. Ten fire engines were needed to pump the water out and the full extent of the […]

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Barrier keeps water up to 600mm out

June 27, 2015

Here’s a great product for anyone needing a substantial flood barrier to protect their homes. And you can even fit it yourself as it is the only flood barrier that can be cut to fit any door size between 600mm-980mm (small) or 990mm-1480mm (large). The barrier gives protection from floodwater up to 600mm high and […]

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Flash floods put Russian city under water

The weather may have picked up here but spare a thought for the sodden Russian city of Sochi. Best known for staging the Winter Olympics in 2014, parts of this Black Sea resort are now underwater after several hours of torrential rain brought trains to a standstill and rendered roads impassable. Sochi international airport had […]

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Affordable flood insurance scheme not available until next April

June 13, 2015

A scheme that provides affordable insurance to people in areas vulnerable to flooding won’t go live until next April. It had been thought the scheme would start this summer but Flood Re stressed that a date for its launch was never set and the summer time frame related to the scheme’s establishment. Brendan McCafferty, chief […]

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