Mary Dhonau advises on flood protection.

Mary Dhonau ‘Queen of Floods’ has written a really useful article.  Having been flooded herself she has become an acknowledged expert on flooding.  In this article she gives an overview of the flood protection measures that can be taken by property owners to protect their home or business from flooding.  She details the different protection measures available.

Sometimes circumstances are such that the flood water can not be held back.  If this happens and your property floods; then it needs to be able to recover as quickly as possible.  This is flood resilience and in this article Mary explains the  measures that can be taken to make a property flood resilient.

Her article talks about the role of the Property Care Association and its role in ensuring quality flood protection work is carried out.

You can access Mary’s advice here

Flood Re – making a difference to people at risk of flooding

Flood Re was set up to help people who live in flood risk areas to get affordable flood insurance for their homes.

Previously, homeowners struggled to get insurance to protect them if their homes had previously been flooded.  If they could get a quotation, there wasn’t a choice, the premiums were high and the excess charged often exorbitant.

Flood Re set out to change that!  In the first year it has written policies for 127,326 homeowners.  “Before the introduction of Flood Re, only 9% of householders who had made prior flood claims could get quotes from two or more insurers, with none being able to get quotes from five or more,” notes Flood Re on its website. “Now, 95% of those households that had previously made flood claims have access to two or more quotes and 84% can get quotes from five or more insurance providers.”

If you are one of the 4.4 million people whoe home is at risk of flooding, you should check if your insurance provider has signed up to Flood Re.

To discover more about the impact of Flood Re Read more