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Posts matching "flooding"

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Sewer blockages and flooding

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The amount of water entering our drains and sewers is ever increasing due to wetter climates and hard surfaces causing more surface water runoff. Add in the thousands of blockages occurring in our sewers every year and this can result in easily avoidable flood events. By following simple actions, everyone can help to reduce the number of sewer blockages and in turn lessen the chance of flooding.


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.


Coastal Management

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Coastal erosion and the threat of flooding will only increase as sea levels rise over time. As our shores and landscapes change naturally over time, without intervention more water will reach further inland putting more homes and communities at risk of flooding. This blog looks at the management techniques that can be used to slow coastal erosion.

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Community Resilience Planning

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Recent extreme weather conditions in parts of the UK have highlighted the importance of community spirit especially in our more rural areas. These communities may rely on people working together in such circumstances, as they can quickly become isolated from the wider community when roads are covered with snow, ice or floodwater.

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