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Community spirit during Christmas flooding

James Reader, CEO at Covéa Insurance and one of Flood Re’s Local Heroes judges shares his experience of the floods that hit his local area in Calder Valley during 2015: The winter of 2015 saw flooding on an unprecedented scale in many parts of the UK, with the Calder Valley in Yorkshire being one of the country’s worst […]

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Protecting your home from flooding

Flood Re’s Local Heroes judge, Jennie Ludford from NFU Mutual shares her best tips for protecting your home from flooding. When a flood is expected: Turn off gas, electricity and water supplies at the mains Unplug all electrical items and store upstairs or as high up as possible Contact your local council for sandbags Move […]

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A Christmas never to be forgotten

Jennie Ludford, one of Flood Re’s Local Heroes judges shares NFU Mutual’s experience of the floods that hit in 2007: Rural insurer NFU Mutual was on hand to help ease the burden for those policyholders that were unable to celebrate Christmas in their own homes the year of the 2007 flood devastation. The process of […]

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What makes a local hero?

Andy Bord, Flood Re’s CEO and one of the judges of Flood Re’s Local Heroes initiative shares his views on what makes a winning local hero entry. Nominations from all over the country are being submitted to our Local Heroes initiative as we search for those who have shown leadership and resilience around their flood […]

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Reflections on the 2007 floods

The memory of the widespread and devastating floods of 2007, when people lost their lives and 55,000 homes were flooded, will stay with me forever. I was flooded too (more about that later) but also visited many cities, towns and villages that had been so badly hit. Street after street, lined with skips into which […]

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