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Reasons not to play in floodwater

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Although playing in water may be fun, there are many reasons why not to play in floodwater. Floodwater can be hazardous to health, pose various risks and is extremely dangerous when moving especially for children. Take a look at our Infographic for more information...

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Flooding advice for children

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With more than 5 million properties at risk of flooding in the UK, flooding is listed as one of the most serious ‘natural’ hazards on the National Risk Register. Although children are often described as ‘resilient’ and are seen to be able to ‘bounce back’, not involving children and young people throughout the planning and preparation process could leave them vulnerable during such situations. Newground’s ‘Don’t be scared, be prepared’ pack has simple yet vital flooding information which is fun and easy to follow.


Integrated flood risk management explained

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As natural flood management, SuDS, flood resilience and property level protection become popular talking points, this blog looks at how a integrated and catchment based approach to flood risk management brings all these techniques together to reduce flood risk and increase resilience.

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Sump & pump systems: what you need to know

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Sump & pump systems can be a vital form of property level protection, especially if your property is prone to basement and groundwater flooding. They can protect your property from flooding, water damage and expensive repairs. Take a look at our infographic for more information...

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Business flood plans: what to include

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An ABI study found that 80% of businesses that do not have an emergency plan in place do not recover from a major incident such as a flood. If your business is in a flood risk area you should have flood plan in place, this fact sheet helps you to put a plan together so you and your business are more prepared.

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Flood Action Groups

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Forming a flood action group can play a vital role in reducing the communities flood risk. The main aim of a flood action group is to work together to help reduce the impact of future flood events.The group can be based around emergency planning and a community flood plan can be created to ensure they can actively get involved in reducing flood risk.

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Traditional Vs. Modern: How to protect your building

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Getting the correct property level protection is essential for improving your flood resilience. Traditional buildings often require different measures to modern buildings, with different factors to consider. This handy guide helps to identify the key differences and the step you can take in order to best protect you and your home.

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Flooding advice - A thought for your neighbour

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The effects of flooding can be extremely challenging, especially for those in vulnerable circumstances. Although your flood plan is personal to you - think wider. Who needs help? Who can you help? Even if it is just a phone call to your neighbour or dropping by to see if they need any help preparing for or recovering from a flood, it can make a huge difference to someone in need...

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