Flood advice from Towergate Risk Solutions

With more heavy rain forecast over the coming days, local insurance broker Towergate Risk Solutions today provides some basic advice to help businesses and individuals which are or may be affected by flooding.

A spokesperson for Towergate Risk Solutions said, “Flooding can have a major impact on people’s lives so it is vital that every precaution and evasive action is taken to mitigate the risk. So we have provided a few essential tasks to help both individuals and businesses protect against flooding:

Here is Towergate Risk Solutions basic flood advice checklist of essential tasks:

  • Identify a safe place where you, your family and/or your employees can keep away from the floodwater
  • Gather essential items together that include warm clothes, blankets, regular medication, a torch, food supplies, a mobile phone and a battery-operated or wind-up radio
  • Turn off gas, electricity and water supplies at the mains
  • Move electrical items and valuables to a first floor or higher position
  • Floods can kill. NEVER attempt to walk or drive through any depth of floodwater
  • WAIT for the emergency services. Follow their instructions. If an evacuation order is issued you MUST comply
  • Call Floodline on 0845 988 1188 for the latest information and stay tuned to local radio
  • Flood water can rise quickly; stay calm and reassure those around you. Call 999 if you are in danger
  • Contact your insurer/insurance broker:
  • If you have your policy documentation to hand, look for an emergency/claims contact number
  • If you cannot find your insurance documentation but you deal with a Towergate office, contact your local office that deals with your insurance.

More information to help individuals and businesses protect themselves against flooding can be obtained by going to Towergate Risk Solutions special flood advice pages.


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Russell O'Connor

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Towergate

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Email: Russell.o'connor@towergate.co.uk