With Flood Action week behind us, the weather has taken a turn for the worse. Are you ready in the event of a storm or flood?
The environment agency defines flood warnings into three categories.
Do you know what each of these categories mean?
Depending on which flood warning is in place, determines on what steps you need to take. The environment agency categorises flood warnings accordingly based on the risk to the public. Luckily, here at Oakleafe Claims we can provide you with key information to help you understand each one:
You should be aware as flooding is possible. You should remember to:
Flooding is expected and you should be prepared. Things to remember:
Severe flooding is expected with danger to life. Things you should remember:
There are many different ways you can check what flood warnings are active within your area. The environment agency has an online search function where you can enter your postcode to find what flood warnings are active.
To find out if you’re in an affected area click here.
You can also sign up to receive alerts from the environment agency for your home or business. This service is free. You can find this service by clicking here.
As well as this, you can keep up to date with the latest flood risk situation - call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 or follow @EnvAgency and #floodaware on Twitter for the latest flood updates
When your property suffers damage from flood water, it will cause water damage within your property which needs to be managed correctly. The important thing is to make sure you’re safe and don’t enter your property if it is not safe to do so.
Remember – don’t use the electrics within the property if there has been water within them. They will not be safe to use, and you’ll need a competent electrician to check them before use.
Once it is safe to enter the property it is important to remember that any water within the property may be harmful to your health. You will need professional help to assist you to restore your property. Have you thought about using a loss assessor? No, why don’t you look at what they can do to assist you. Click here to find out more as Oakleafe Claims are on standby 24/7 to help you.
If you have been declined while trying to claim on your domestic or commercial insurance, we can help. We can also help with professional services, for example, Brokers, VAR Valuations and Managing Agents.