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How can dredging and gravel removal reduce the risk of flooding?

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In times of prolonged extreme wet weather over large river catchments the flow capacity of rivers may be exceeded, leading to fluvial flooding as streams and rivers cannot cope with these large amounts of water. After such events there are often calls for rivers to be dredged to allow them to carry more water and potentially lessen the effects of flooding, the advantages and disadvantages of which are still surrounded in controversy.

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Beyond Flood Re

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This blogs looks at the issues surrounding incentivising homeowners to protect their property from flooding and the changes that need to be made to ensure flood insurance remains accessible once Flood Re comes to an end.

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Business Flood Insurance

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According to Environment Agency data, there are currently around 185,000 commercial properties at risk of flooding in England and Wales. While that may seem like a relatively low number compared to 5.2 million homes also at risk, many business owners have been left frustrated at the lack of availability in commercial flood insurance cover.

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Misconceptions of flooding

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Every flood event is unique and has varying effects on the different towns and villages that experience it. There are often misunderstandings surrounding flooding and how it can affect you, so it is important to consider every possible outcome, and understand that you could be affected in unexpected ways.

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