News and insights from Flood Re

Flood Re announces shortlist for Local Heroes Award

One of the six finalists will receive £10,000 to invest in their community Flood Re has today announced the shortlist for its Local Heroes award. An expert panel of six judges considered nominations from across the country before agreeing on a final shortlist of six, who each stand a chance of taking home the title […]

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Meet our Local Heroes shortlist

Shortlisted Local Hero: Bob Haddon Location: Shifnal, Shropshire Summary: Bob Haddon has been shortlisted for his commitment and efforts as leader of the Shifnal Flood Partnership Group (SFPG). The group which consists of local residents and supported by the National Flood Forum have held monthly meetings since January 2014. The dedicated group work in partnership […]

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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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