Yutree Insurance

Protect yourself from floods

May 12, 2012

The UK’s Met Office has issued weather warnings for heavy rainfall and strong winds for much of the country. In light of this, we would encourage all clients to assess your flood risks now and devise plans for action to ensure you are prepared in the event of a flood emergency.

Preparing for floods

The attached Allianz flood risk management guide contains immediate and effective actions that can be taken to minimise the impact of flooding to a business. We can offer free advice to help with business continuity planning as well as health and safety issues.

Other good sources for flood planning information are the Environment Agency (EA) or the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) websites. You’ll find help to determine if your business is at risk of flooding, formulate a flood plan, prepare for flooding and know what to do if a flood does occur. You can also sign up for free flood warnings.

Flood forecasting, warnings and alerts Both EA and SEPA work with local authorities to provide advice and information before and during flood emergencies and can be contacted 24 hours a day via a dedicated floodline number: 0845 988 1188

For coastal and riverside areas with a high risk of flooding, these agencies will also be able to tell you whether more localised flood warning information is available via dedicated telephone numbers.

The symbols and messages used in EA and SEPA flood warnings have recently been changed to make them easier to understand and to give clearer guidance about what action people need to take. Click here to learn more about specific flood warning messages.

Automatic weather alerts

To be kept further informed of both potential severe weather and possible flooding, you may wish to sign up for automatic alerts available from EA’s/SEPA’s floodline warnings direct service.

News & Insights

A hub for Yutree and industry thinking