Flood Fears for Norfolk Coast

Posted 24/11/2015

With fears of a tidal storm surge on its way, take extra precautions to make sure your property is safe from flooding.

The Environment Agency has warned of possible flooding along the North Norfolk coast between the evening of Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th November.

Areas which are forecast to be affected in particular are Old Hunstanton, Sea Palling and Walcott. However, emergency services have warned the whole coast to be prepared for localised flooding.

Whether it’s your home or rental property, extra precautions should be made to minimise flood damage. In the short term, many people use sandbags to stop flash flooding. Nevertheless, there are many other ways water can enter your property, therefore other short term methods which should be considered include:

  • Protecting external doorways;
  • Covers fitted over ventilation bricks; and
  • Resealing floors

However, with more people now suffering from flooding than fire and burglary in the UK, long term measures should also be put in place to prevent major damage from occurring. These include:

  • Raised plug sockets & shelving;
  • Use of tiled floors with rugs rather than fitted carpets; and
  • Waterproof coating on internal walls.

However, look out for those products which have been awarded a ‘kitemark’, due to these meeting legal safety requirements.

If you are concerned about flooding in your area, please visit www.gov.uk/check-if-youre-at-risk-of-flooding or if you need to check what your home or landlords policy covers, please contact the office on 01603 262610.

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