Barclays urges businesses to be prepared as flood alerts increase
Flood warnings and alerts in areas of the UK look set to continue as forecasts for a wet June follow a showery May and the wettest April since records began. With around five million people living in areas at risk of flooding, Barclays is urging businesses to check the Environment Agency’s website for future flood warnings to minimise disruption should they be affected.
Finding out where your gas, water and electricity mains are to make sure you can turn them off quickly, also keep important personal documents in sealed plastic bags and safe from areas floodwater can reach, are some of the steps that should be followed if the worse happens.
Kieran Murphy, managing director, Barclays Insurance, commented: “We have already seen some areas being hit by heavy rain and flooding, and it’s vital that people are prepared for an increase in severe weather incidents over the next few weeks.
“It is crucial that people check whether they live in a flood prone area and take all the necessary steps to be prepared should they be affected. While you cannot prevent floods from occurring, you can make sure you are covered for the damage caused to building and contents through your home insurance policy.”
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